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2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers: Defender Daniel Amartey among 9 Black Stars players out of upcoming games due to injury

Ghana international, Daniel Amartey is not part of the Black Stars squad assembled for the upcoming games in the qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The Turkey-based defender is one of nine key Black Stars players left out of the squad announced by coach Otto Addo.

The players are not in the squad due to various injuries.

“Nine (9) Black Stars players have been confirmed injured ahead of Ghana’s 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Mali and the Central African Republic next month.

“Baba Iddrisu (Almería, on loan from Mallorca) has undergone a surgery on Sports hernia while Inaki Williams (Atletico Bilbao) has also undergone a foot surgery to remove a foreign body.

“Majeed Ashimeru (Anderlecht) is recuperating from a left calf tear, Joseph Paintsil (LA Galaxy) has picked up a hamstring injury while Nathaniel Adjei ( Lorient, on loan Hammarby IF) has also been ruled out with an ankle injury.

“Dennis Odoi (Club Brugge) also misses the double-header through a knee injury while Daniel Amartey (Beşiktaş) has also picked up an ankle injury,” parts of a GFA statement confirmed on Wednesday.

Ghana’s upcoming World Cup qualification matches against Mali and Central African Republic will be played on June 6 and June 10 respectively.

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