Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has described the groin injury of Amidaus Professional striker Yahaya Mohammed as “a huge blow”.
The in-form Ghana Premier League sensation was among the provisional 26-man squad for pre-tournament camping, but will have to sit out for three to four weeks to fully recover.
Coach Appiah is wishing him Godspeed.
“It’s a huge blow for the team, especially me,” the Black Stars coach said on the FA website. “He has been in very good form and I was looking forward to working with him.”
He added: “The medical team will follow his recovery and I expect him to get well soon. He will be considered again once he returns to full fitness.”
No player will be called to take his place as the Ghana squad depart on Friday for a pre-tournament camp in Abu Dhabi.