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Sports News of Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Source: GFA

Andre, Agyemang miss Meteors game

Opoku Agyemang will play no part in Ghana's first leg game against Nigeria in the qualifying for the 2011 All-Africa Games.

The winger is out due to a leg injury.

Coach of the Olympic team, Kwesi Appiah on Monday confirmed Agyemang's absence for the final round of qualifying on June 26 in Benin State for the sole ticket from Zone III.

"Opoku Agyemang is out of the weekend game with a leg injury," Appiah said.

The Black Meteors coach, who is overseeing Ghana's two-leg tie against Nigeria also confirmed that Andre Ayew has been excused to attend to pressing matters back in France while Jonathan Mensah is yet to arrive from his base.

"We have allowed Andre (Ayew) to attend to urgent matters back in France.

"Jonathan (Mensah) was with his club, Granada, over the weekend for the Spanish second division play-off. He is yet to arrive."

"Despite their absence we have a strong squad to call on for the challenge ahead."

The winner over two legs gets to participate at the Games in Mozambique.