Asamoah Gyan dropped from Black Stars squad against Uganda


Ghana need victory to stand a chance to qualify for the World Cup, as they sit third in the Group with five points, four behind Egypt.

"It [the group] is still open". They reportedly have failed to recovery in time for the game.

Interim coach Moses Basena will however welcome back ace midfielder Tony Mawejje for a their make or break tie against Ghana's Black Stars at Mandela Stadium. "We are hoping those in camp will give up their best to get victory for the nation", he added.

Newcastle United's Christian Atsu has also confirmed his exit after his club reported of his unavailability due to some injections he took after the game against Liverpool on Saturday. "It looks like injury situation is increasing day in day out but we are trying to manage because preferably we were hoping to get the full house but unfortunately Thomas Agyepong, Harrison, Jonathan Mensah, Captain Asamoah Gyan and Afriyie Aquah are all out". "All we know is that we are playing against the Black Stars of Ghana and we are going all out for a win", Basena said.

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Ghana will now face the cranes of Uganda without the services the three key players.

Basena replaced Serbian tactician Milutin Sredojevi? early this year and has masterminded Uganda's impressive run in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers where and have a realistic chance of making it to Russian Federation at the expense of Egypt and Ghana.

"We do not care who is coming, and who is not coming to play against us on Saturday".