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Asamoah Gyan and Christian Atsu to miss Ghana vs Egypt clash


Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan and compatriot Christian Atsu may not be fit enough to play against Egypt in a routine 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt on Sunday after each of them limped out of training over suspected thigh injuries on Wednesday evening.

The Kayserispor striker will travel to Accra on Thursday to undergo further test to ascertain the severity of the injury.

Gyan, who has battled injuries in the past years, is now a major doubt for the dead-rubber clash at the Cape Coast stadium.

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan pulled out of Black Stars training this evening in Cape Coast with what looked like a thigh injury. He will undergo tests in Accra tomorrow to determine the extent of injury.

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah may not risk his star striker with qualification to the 2018 World Cup up in smoke.

Fears over Christian Atsu’s fitness also intensified on Wednesday as the Ghana winger failed to complete a second successive training session in Cape Coast.

The Newcastle winger, pulled out of training with what appears a thigh strain.

Atsu now remains a major doubt for Sunday’s dead-rubber 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt after pulling out after striking a few balls.

The former Chelsea man was guided through light jogging on Wednesday morning by the Black Stars physio after missing Tuesday session.

Ghana’s marauding wide man showed outward signs of discomfort with his inability to complete another session being a source of concern for coach Kwesi Appiah.

Ghana are already out of the World Cup reckoning after a dismal qualifying campaign, their hopes finally ended in October with one game still to play.

That remaining game is at home to qualifiers Egypt this Sunday and it looks as though Christian Atsu has had pressure exerted to show his commitment to Ghana.

Atsu missed the match with Uganda in October which finally ended Ghana’s World Cup chances, this was due to the player picking up an injury/knock when playing for Newcastle.

The Ghana v Egypt match takes place on Sunday and even if not able to play, it is clear that Christian Atsu will be expected to hang around for it.

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