Depleted Ghana squad prepares to face Uganda

Depleted Ghana squad prepares to face Uganda

Depleted Ghana squad prepares to face Uganda

Newcastle United winger Christian Atsu wear the armband when Ghana face Uganda on Saturday in a penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Seven members of Kwesi Appiah's 26 squad have been ruled out due to injuries whilst playing for their respective clubs.

Ghana find themselves third in Group E of the qualifiers, four points behind leaders Egypt, and their chances of appearing at a fourth successive World Cup appear slim at best. They are a very tricky side especially when playing at home because they have a crowd rallying behind them and that makes our match against them even hard.

However, Appiah believes the remainder of the squad can do the job against the Cranes. "However, it looks like injury situation is increasing day in and day out and it is a little frustrating but we are trying to manage with what we have now", Appiah told the press in Nairobi.

But head coach James Kwesi Appiah is optimistic the team will rally to beat Uganda and keep alive hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.

The team, which looks a bit inexperienced has nonetheless opened camp in Kenya with only 16 players turning up for the first training session at the Moi International Stadium in Kasarani.

Uganda warmed up for the game with a less than impressive performance against Madagascar, who won 2-1 at Lugogo.

This post was syndicated from The Independent Uganda:.

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