Reasons Thomas Partey missed Ghana Vs. Brazil friendlies released

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The Black Stars of Ghana had their first international friendly match with one of the world best countries in football, Brazil on Friday, 23rd September, 2022 in France.

The game forms part of the preparation stages towards the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

Prior to the crucial game on Friday, the head coach of the Ghana National Team Coach Otto Addo released his first eleven starting lineup to face Brazil.

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The top eleven players include the Arsenal Midfielder Thomas Teye Partey who recovered from knee injury few days ago.

READ MORE: Black Stars starting lineup against Brazil in international friendly match

Showing up for the game, Thomas Teye Partey missed out from the first eleven for game as announced by the head Coach of the Black Stars.

He was quickly replaced by another top midfielder Baba Iddrisu in a game which ended 3:0 against Ghana.

Many individuals are wondering why Thomas Teye Partey was not part of the game.

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In a update, a member of the Black Stars medical team has confirmed that, Thomas Partey’s exclusion was only precautionary.

Thomas Partey felt uncomfortable around his knee and was advised to pull out from the game to get more fit for the upcoming games.

The medical team explained that, Thomas Teye Partey is expected to be ready for Tuesday’s game against Nicaragua.

Meanwhile, Coach Otto Addo admits he made a mistake with his starting XI. That debunks the theory that coaches can’t be at fault for choosing XIs because they train with the players.

He said, “I think I made mistakes, I learnt a lot more about my players, and picking the next eleven (11) will depend on the performance in the next game”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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