German-born attacker Christopher Antwi-Adjei will not honour his first invitation to Ghana’s national team due to problems in acquiring a Ghanaian passport, Goal understands.
The Paderborn winger was one of seven debutants named in the Black Stars squad for the November 14 and 18 games against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe respectively in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
Born to Ghanaian parents in the German town of Hagen, the 25-year-old will require a Ghanaian passport to play competitively for the Black Stars.
He had been hopeful of securing a passage just in time for the trip to Ghana but Goal understands delays in the process have shattered his dream of joining the national team for the November matches.
On Tuesday morning, the Ghana Football Association announced the absence of the winger as well as injured Real Valladolid defender Mohammed Salisu as the Black Stars departed Accra for the city of Cape Coast.
Antwi-Adjei increases Ghana’s growing list of withdrawals from coach James Kwesi Appiah’s 23-man squad.
Deportivo Alaves midfielder Mubarak Wakaso, USA-based Harrison Afful and Salisu have all been confirmed out of the double-header due to injury.
By: Prince Narkortu Teye
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