The Black Stars will finish with some first players for their upcoming rugby matches against Ethiopia and South Africa
Premier League clubs have decided not to release players for the September round of the World Cup qualifiers to be played in the red-listed countries in Covid-19, featuring Crystal Palace ruler Jordan Ayew, Daniel Amartey, Leicester center , and Tariqe Fosu, wing of Brentford, plays out. away from Ghana’s match against South Africa.
According to a statement by the FA, nearly 60 players from 19 clubs were affected by the decision.
South Africa, which is on the red list of coronavirus in the UK, will host Ghana on September 6 for a Group G match two.
“Premier League clubs today reluctantly but unanimously decided not to release players for international matches to be played in the red list countries next month,” the FA announced. Official Website on Tuesday.
‘The decision of the clubs, which is strongly supported by the Premier League, applies to almost 60 players from 19 Premier League clubs who have to travel to 26 red list countries in the international window of September.
‘It follows Fifa’s current position not to extend its temporary release exception for players who have to be quarantined during their return from international service.
“Extensive talks have taken place with the FA and the government to find a solution, but due to ongoing public health concerns about incoming travelers from red-list countries, no exemption has been granted.”
Ghana start their World Cup qualifiers on September 3 with a home clash with Ethiopia before traveling to South Africa.
Earlier this month, Black Stars coach CK Akonnor has unveiled a preliminary list of 30 players for the upcoming double header, the roster including Ayew, Amartey and Fosu.
Although the trio have now been confirmed from the South African decision, Ghana’s group is expected to be announced for the Ethiopia start-up newspaper three days in advance.
‘If it is necessary to be quarantined when returning from countries on the red list, the well-being and fitness of players will not only be significantly affected, but it will also not be possible to prepare for and play in two Premier “League match rounds, a Uefa club competition match day and the third round of the EFL Cup,” the FA statement further explained.
‘This period takes into account a 10-day hotel guarantee on return to England, but does not include any additional time that players would need to regain their match fitness.
However, it is uncertain whether Chelsea defender Abdul Rahman Baba will also miss the trip to South Africa after being let down by the club in the list of registered players for the season, and everything but confirmed for a transfer away.
Arsenal midfielder Thomas Teye Partey has also been named in Ghana’s squad, but a single injury has certainly confirmed him out of the round of international assignments.