Atsu, others out of the Black Stars friendly

By Enoch Siaw Ntiamoah

imagesThe 2015 African cup of Nations (AFCON) best player Christian Atsu Twasam has been ruled out of the Ghana Black Stars friendly game against Canada in Washington DC.

The Ghanaian influencial winger is yet to play a premiership game for his club AFC Bournemouth, after battling with injuries since he joined them on loan from Chelsea this summer

Atsu picked up an injury during training session with the newly promoted side this week and is set to undergo treatment and would therefore not be available for the friendly in Washington.

The 23 year old was set to be named in Coach Avram Grant’s squad but the injury has effectively ruled him out of the Star’s game.

In a related development, workaholic Ghana Midfielder Rabiu Mohammad is also expected to miss out on the friendly, after sustaining an injury.

The 25 year-old picked up the injury over the weekend while playing for his club Kuban Krasnador in the Russian league against Anzhi where they drew 1-1 and us is expected to undergo treatment this week which authomatically ‘bowled’ him out of the October 13 friendly game against Canada in Washington.

This has made it difficult for the black stars head coach Avram Grant to me his team early enough for the test game which takes place at the RFK stadium, home of MLS side DC united.

Next week’s friendly is to serve as a good warm up game for the stars ahead of their African and World cup qualifies.

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