Names pop up as possible replacement for striker Boakye Yiadom ahead of clash with Sudan
Black Stars Coach, C. K Akonnor, is likely to issue a late call up to the senior national team, as he seeks a replacement for the injured striker, Richmond Boakye Yiadom.
Boakye Yiadom, who plays for Red Star Belgrade in the Serbian league, was ruled out of Ghana’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan, after being stretched off in his team’s derby match against Partizan.
The coach is spoilt for choice as he has a pool of talents to choose from.
Despite having a tall list of players to replace Yiadom, reports say, three players, namely; Fortuna Dusseldorf winger, Nana Opoku Ampomah; LASK Linz attacking midfielder, Samuel Tetteh; or Pyramids strike, John Antwi, have been described as strong favourites in the plans of coach Akonnor.
Nana Ampomah comes with 12 appearances in the German Bundesliga for Fortuna Dusseldorf, scoring two goals in four appearances, while Samuel Tetteh has played 18 times for LASK Linz in the Austrian Bundesliga, with five goals in all competitions, including the Europa League.
For John Antwi, his goal-scoring prowess in the Egyptian Premier League has pegged him as the highest-scoring foreign player in the league. He has also scored three goals in seven CAF Confederation Cup appearances.
Ghana will face Sudan on March 27th at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium before the team travels to Sudan for the return leg encounter.