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Ghana defender Gideon Mensah doubtful for Liberia friendly

Gideon Mensah doubtful for Liberia friendly

Ghana defender Gideon Mensah could miss the country’s international friendly against Liberia on Tuesday, September 12, 2023.

Mensah came off the bench in Ghana’s 2:1 win against Central African Republic in 2023 AFCON qualifier at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi last Thursday.

And after helping Ghana to book its tenth successive appearance at the AFCON, the Auxerre left-back is an injury doubt for the friendly against Liberia in Accra on Tuesday.

Another left-back Abdul Baba Rahman has also been ruled out of the friendly game after sustaining an injury in the AFCON qualifier against Central African Republic.

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Due to this, Black Stars coach Chris Hughton has handed late call-up to Medeama SC left-back Abdul Fatawu Hamidu following his impressive form for the club in the Ghanaian top-flight league.

The friendly will see the Black Stars facing off against Liberia on Tuesday September 12th at the Accra Sports Stadium. This match comes just five days after Ghana’s AFCON win against the Central African Republic (CAR).

In addition to the friendly against Liberia, the Black Stars are also set to play two other friendly games against the USA and Mexico.

These friendly matches are intended to help the team gear up for the tough competition of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, which are set to kick off in November.

The team’s performance in these friendly matches could have an impact on their momentum heading into the qualifiers.

Furthermore, Ghana will face strong competition in the World Cup qualifiers, notably from Mali, as both teams are favourites in the qualifying group for a place in the prestigious tournament set to be co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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