Injured Asamoah out of Ghana v Ethiopia qualifier

Author: Samuel Amoesi
Kwadwo Asamopah reportedly suffered a swollen knee after Inter's 1-4 loss to Atalanta on Sunday

Black Stars playmaker, Kwadwo Asamoah, will miss Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ethiopia due to an injury he sustained on Sunday.

The Inter Milan midfielder was said to have suffered a swollen knee injury after featuring for his side in their 1-4 away defeat to Atalanta in the Italian Seria A.

According to a Ghana Football Association statement on Monday, Asamoah will not be available for the Ethiopia game in Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Officials of Inter Milan, the statement added, claimed defensive midfielder's condition had been intermittent and there was the need to seek urgent medical attention.

However, Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah will not alter his 19-man squad who are in Kenya preparing for Sunday’s Group F qualifying match.

The Black Stars are in Kenya preparing for Sunday's AFCON qualifier against Ethiopia

Appiah’s squad comprises goalkeepers Richard Ofori (Martizburg, South Africa) and Lawrence Ati (Sochaux, France).

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA) John Boye (FC Metz, France) Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting CP, Portugal) Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England) Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA) Kassim Nuhu (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany).

Midfielders: Andre Ayew (Fenerbahce, Turkey), Mubarak Wakaso (Alaves, Spain), Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Christian Atsu (Newcastle, England), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium), Thomas Partey (Atlético Madrid) and Majeed Ashimeru (St. Gallen, Switzerland).

Forwards: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Asamoah Gyan (Kayserispor, Turkey), Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France) and Emmanuel Boateng (Levante, Spain).