The Ghana Football Association has released a statement clarifying the absence of Black Stars vice captain Thomas Partey as well as Tarique Fosu and others ahead of Ghana’s friendly game against Morocco on Tuesday night.
Reports emerged on Monday morning that Partey had been sacked from the team’s camp for arriving late after he failed to travel with the squad to Morocco.
But the GFA has now released a statement stating that the Arsenal midfielder had been given permission to stay away from the team for the Morocco game and asked to rejoin the team for next Saturday’s friendly against Cote d’Ivoire.
READ FULL STATEMENT BELOW:
Updated information on Thomas Partey, ahead of our friendly matches against Morocco and Ivory Coast.
On Thomas Teye Partey
Thomas travelled to Cape Coast on Thursday to meet Coach Charles Akonnor over some personal issues. After the meeting which lasted for about an hour, the Coach excused him from the trip to Morocco – and asked him to report to camp for the second game against Ivory Coast. As the 1st Deputy Captain of the Black Stars, Thomas later joined his colleagues in training to show solidarity and support before leaving for Accra. The Arsenal midfielder will therefore team up with the rest of the squad on Thursday when the team returns from Morocco.According to citi sports.