Ghana have been dealt a big blow as defender Abdul Rahman Baba has been ruled out of the 2022 World Cup play-off against Nigeria later this month.
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The Reading fullback hasn’t been in action since mid-February after picking up a thigh injury against Preston North End in the Championship.
Reading boss Paul Ince has divulged the 27-year-old left-back will continue to be sidelined in the two to three weeks making him available for the World Cup play-off.
Ghana’s hopes of having the Chelsea loanee to face the Super Eagles have been quashed and per local reports Hearts of Oak left-back Dennis Nkrumah-Korsah will fill the void.
“Rahman is two or three weeks away. 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.” Ince said in a press conference ahead this weekend’s match against Nottingham Forest.
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.