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Kamaldeen and Abdul Mumin’s withdrawal from Black Stars squad; GFA spokesperson explains

Kamaldeen and Abdul Mumin's withdrawal from Black Stars squad; GFA spokesperson explains

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) spokesperson, Henry Asante Twum has explained why Kamaldeen Sulemana and Abdul Mumin were dropped from the Black Stars squad to face Madagascar and Comoros.

The duo were named in the initial 25-man squad for the matches but were later replaced by Leicester City winger Abdul Fatawu Issahaku and Medeama defender Nurudeen Abdulai.

Speaking in an interview on Peace FM, Henry Asante Twum explained that, “at any point when you make a call-up, you need to speak to the player you need to speak to their clubs when the player gives you a green light the club doesn’t have the power to stop you unless in an extreme circumstance that the player is injured.

“Kamaldeen after the World Cup has played only two games for us and he had a long injury layoff he is now back and picking up after talking to the technical the player feels he will need some time to pick up his form then he can avail himself for national duties.

“With Mumin since we exited the 2021 Afcon group stage he hasn’t gotten closer to the team he has recently signed for Rayo Vallecano and now getting game time so he also says he will need some time to put himself together.”

Ghana will square off with Madagascar in the first game of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Friday, November 17 before traveling to Moroni for the second game against Comoros on Tuesday, November 21,2023.

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