John Antwi, two others emerge as possible replacement for injured Boakye Yiadom

John Antwi 120177 John Antwi is the foreign player with most goals in Egypt

Fri, 6 Mar 2020 Source: footballmadeinghana.com

Following the sudden injury to Ghana striker Richmond Boakye Yiadom, three top players have popped up as the possible replacement for the Red Star Belgrade forward.

Fortuna Dusseldorf winger Nana Opoku Ampomah, LASK Linz attacking midfielder Samuel Tetteh and Pyramids striker John Antwi are the three favourites to replace Yiadom.

Boakye Yiadom will not be part of the Black Stars’ squad to face Sudan after picking an injury while playing for his club on Wednesday.

The Ghana striker was stretched off in the 34th minute in his side’s clash with Partizan in the Belgrade derby.

To fill the void, Nana Ampomah comes with 12 appearances in the German Bundesliga for Fortuna Dusseldorf as well as 2 goals in 4 appearances in the DfB Pokal.

Samuel Tetteh has played 18 times for LASK Linz in the Austrian Bundesliga, 5 appearances in the Europa League and 3 appearances in the Austrian Cup, scoring 5 goals in all.

For John Antwi, his goal scoring prowess in the Egyptian Premier League has pegged him as the highest scoring foreign player in the league as well as scoring 3 goals in 7 CAF Confederation Cup appearances.

The choice of who replaces Boakye Yiadom lies with Coach Akonnor with many other players to choose from despite the three favourites popping up.

Ghana will face Sudan in the 2021 AFCON Qualifier on March 27 at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium with the second leg scheduled for Omdurman 6 days later.

Source: footballmadeinghana.com
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