AFCON AFCON 2023: Injury Force Partey, Lamptey Out Of Ghana Squad

Injured Premier League players Tariq Lamptey and Thomas Partey were left off of Ghana’s 27-man roster announced on Monday for the African Cup of Nations finals, which will take place in adjacent Ivory Coast later this month.

Partey was left off the roster as Ghana coach Chris Hughton announced that the player had been given extra time to heal from a hamstring injury.

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Withstanding his injury, he certainly would be in the squad. We know the quality of the player that he is. This is a player that has a substantial injury,” Hughton told a press conference on Monday.

“I’ve spent a lot over this period with Thomas and also engaging with the medical staff at Arsenal.

“This is the biggest injury that he’s had.

The most important thing for me as head coach and our association is to give him the support that he needs through this period.”

After Lamptey sustained an injury while playing for Brighton & Hove Albion in November, manager Roberto de Zerbi announced that the player would miss “a significant period.”

Andre Ayew will compete in his eighth Cup of Nations tournament for Ghana after making his debut in 2008.

This is a record-tying eighteenth appearance for the player. Other than the 2013 competition, he has participated in every event thereafter.

Four-time champions Ghana plays in Group B of the Cup of Nations, facing Egypt and Mozambique after a match against Cape Verde on January 14.

Ghana full Squad for the 2023 AFCON


Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St Gallen), Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates), Joe Wollacott (Hibernian)


Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Fenerbahce), Abdul Fatawu Hamid (Medeama), Gideon Mensah (AJ Auxerre, France), Denis Odoi (Club Brugge), Nicholas Opoku (Amiens), Mohammed Salisu (Monaco), Kingsley Schindler (Samsunspor), Alidu Seidu (Clermont Foot, France)


Majeed Ashimeru (Anderlecht), Osman Bukari (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Baba Iddrisu (Almeria), Ransford Koningsdorffer (Hamburg SV), Mohammed Kudus (West Ham United), Richmond Lamptey (Asante Kotoko), Elisha Owusu (AJ Auxerre), Joseph Paintsil (Racing Genk), Salis Abdul Samed (Racing Lens, France)


Andre Ayew (Le Havre), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Ernest Nuamah (Olympique Lyonnais), Antoine Semenyo (Bournemouth), Jonathan Sowah (Medeama), Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao).

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