Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht have confirmed that midfielder Majeed Ashimeru will not be available for Ghana’s decisive 2022 Word Cup playoff due to injury – in a massive clapback at claims the Ghana FA LIED over the latest development.
The European outfit has confirmed that the 24-year-old twisted his ankle during his side’s 1-0 defeat KAA Gent in the Belgian Pro League on Sunday – to corroborate the Ghana FA’s confirmation on Tuesday night.
However, Ghanaians were left shocked after media reports claimed some of the injured players were fully fit – a savage attempt to put the football association in credibility paralysis.
But it has now emerged that the Ghana FA didn’t LIE about the situation of the six injured players after Anderlecht confirmed Ashimeru’s injury situation.
“Hereby send you a medical update concerning Majeed Ashimeru. Yesterday at the end of the game KAA GENT – RSCA Anderlecht, Majeed twisted his ankle, letter signed by Anderlecht team doctor Professor Dr.Luc Vanden Bossche said to an email to the FA intercepted by GHANAsoccernet.com
“Diagnosis: Sprain left ankle. Pain and functiolaesa makes it impossible to train. In the coming days, MRI scan will be planned and rehabilitation program will be scheduled.
“If I can help you with more information please let me know. “
It has now been established that Anderlecht wrote to the FA over the unavailability of the midfield star and and expose the consistent and continuous attack on the integrity of the Ghana Football Association.
Hotels have been fully booked in Kumasiahead of the showdown while there is a moving show of support for the players upon their arrival in the Garden City.
The Nigerians have been talking tough ahead of the crunch double-header both in Ghana and Nigeria this month.
The winner of the tie over two legs will qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, the Confederation of African Football confirmed the Baba Yara stadium as the venue to host Ghana’s crucial first leg encounter against West African rivals Nigeria.
This comes after the inspection team from CAF rejected the Cape Coast stadium, stating it is unfit to host the game on March 25.
The news has been received with great excitement by Ghanaians and this has sent some shivers to Nigerians, knowing the last World Cup playoff game by Ghana ended with a huge victory over Egypt.
The Black Stars whitewashed Egypt 6-1 at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on October 15, 2013, making the second leg in Cairo a mere formality. Ghana qualified for the World Cup in 2014, thanks to the win in Kumasi.
The 6-1 drubbing is not the only famous win by Ghana in Kumasi, a year before the game against Egypt, the Black Stars thrashed Lesotho 7-0 at the same venue.
The Black Stars also defeated Ethiopia 5-0 at the Baba Yara sports stadium during the qualifiers for AFCON 2019. Kumasi produces goals for the Black Stars, hence a reason for the Super Eagles to panic.
Meanwhile, football is considered a religion in the Ashanti Region and when the Black Stars arrive in town they are kingly received.
The fans troop to the stadium in numbers to watch Ghana play all the time, and as usual the 40,000 capacity seater stadium is expected to be filled to the brim.
Ghana will hosts Nigeria on March 25 for the first leg before travelling to Abuja in four days time for the second leg.