AFCON 2021Q: Kotoko’s Imoro Ibrahim to replace injured Gideon Mensah

Asante Kotoko left-back, Imoro Ibrahim, has been drafted in to replace the injured Gideon Mensah in the Black Stars squad to face South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Citi Sports can report.

Imoro, who was left out of CK Akonnor’s 29-man squad for the two games, was part of Ibrahim Tanko’s Black Stars ‘B’ squad for the Uzbekistan friendly but will now join up with the rest of the main Black Stars squad for the trip to South Africa later this week.

Mensah, 22, was named in the squad for the double-header but the former WAFA man lasted only 45 minutes in Guimaraes’ 4-2 defeat to Gil Vicente in the Portuguese Primera Liga last weekend and has been unable to recover in time for the game.

Ghana takes on South Africa on Thursday, March 25 at 4 pm before engaging Sao Tome three days later in Accra on Sunday 28th March 2021.

Three points from the two games will be enough to book the Black Stars a spot in next year’s AFCON in Cameroon.

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