Preparing for match fitness ahead of Ghana's opener against Madagascar on Wednesday, 1st June 2022 in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification in Group E, Celta Vigo Black Stars defender Joseph Aidoo per reports will miss the opener due to injury.
The 26-year-old old twisted his ankle in line of training a day before today and he's been deemed unfit to represent the Nation in the opener in Cape Coast, however, will be in time to face the next game which is against the Central African Republic as confirmed by a team medics.
Being among one of the five centre-backs who earned call ups, Coach Otto Addo have three options in defence thus veteran defender Jonathan Mensah who plays his trade in the USA with Columbus Crew, Abdul Mumin Suleman with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal and Alidu Seidu who is with Clermont Foot in France as a replacement for the Spain-based defender to partner probably Daniel Amartey in defence.
Assessing Joseph Aidoo's performance in the just-ended season, he guided Celta Vigo to the 11th position as a regular starter in 32 league appearances recording 8 clean sheets, alongside 81% accuracies per game as a centre-back and La Liga player of the week once which tends to be a huge blow considering the absence of Alexander Djiku.
His impressive performance saw him scouted by the Spanish side who paid a reported fee of €8M to KRC Genk based in Belgium in 2019, making his former club €6.7M in surplus.
Sources: Ghanasoccernet and sofascore
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