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Ghana To Suffer Huge Blow Ahead Of Bafana Clash?

Bafana Bafana opponents Ghana are expected to suffer a massive blow ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier later this month.

Scroll through the gallery to see which Ghana stars are likely to miss the Bafana clash.

Group C leaders Ghana will face Molefi Ntseki’s side, who are level on points after four matches, at the FNB Stadium on 25 March, with the winner set to take a huge step towards qualifying for next year’s tournament.

However, the Black Stars will likely be without many, if not all, of their Europe-based stars, such as captain Andre Ayew or Arsenal’s Thomas Partey, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

With the coronavirus pandemic still going on FIFA has allowed clubs the refusal of their players for national team call-ups.

Due to current COVID-19 rules, players who would travel for the games in Africa would have to go into a 10-day quarantine upon their return to the UK, with many other European nations enforcing similar rules.

As a consequence, the Ghanaian stars based in the UK and Europe are expected to miss the clash with Bafana – a fact that has not been made easier due to South Africa being flagged as one of the high-risk countries due to the number of COVID-19 cases, as well as the mutations of the coronavirus, in Mzansi.

Read: Ghana Announce Initial Squad Ahead Of Bafana Clash

Players would have to quarantine for 10 days upon their return to Europe, meaning they would miss crucial club games after the international break.

Ghana coach Charles Akonnor, though, has seemingly prepared for the worst case after selecting an initial local-based Ghana squad earlier in the month already.

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