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2022 WCQ: Black Stars Dealt Injury Blow As Top Defender Out For Three Weeks

2022 WCQ: Black Stars Dealt Injury Blow As Top Defender Out For Three Weeks

Black Stars of Ghana have been dealt a big blow ahead of this month’s 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs with Nigeria, as defender Abdul Rahman Baba will be out for two to three weeks due to injury.

Baba, who is on loan to Reading from Chelsea, has not been in action since mid-February after picking up a thigh injury against Preston North End in the Championship.

Reading boss Paul Ince disclosed that the 27-year-old left-back will continue to be sidelined for up to two to three weeks making him unavailable for the crucial Play-offs.

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And according to reports in Ghana, Hearts of Oak left-back Dennis Nkrumah-Korsah will replace him.

“Rahman is two or three weeks away,” the former Manchester United Star was quoted on getreading.co.uk, during his presser ahead of Reading’s weekend league game at Nottingham Forest.

“Halilovic is maybe another week or so away. It’s tough because these players have been out a while and we need to get them back up to scratch.“

The two-legged games will take place on Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Cape Coast Stadium in Ghana and on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

Baba was part of the Black Stars team that crashed out in the group stage of the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.

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