Ghana can cope without Amartey in remainder of Afcon qualifiers, says Polo

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The defender has been ruled out until middle of March after sustaining an ankle sprain but the former player says it won't affect the Black Stars

Former Ghana international Mohammed Ahmed Polo believes the Black Stars can cope without Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Ethiopia and Kenya.
 
The 23-year-old suffered an ankle injury last weekend while in action for the Foxes against West Ham United in the Premier League. According to Leicester boss Claude Puel, the youngster will need at least four months to recover fully which means he will miss the Black Stars' remaining Afcon qualifiers.
 
"Amartey is a good player and has been consistent for Ghana but this is the national team not club football. I believe we will cope without him in the remaining Africa Cup of Nations qualifying games," Polo told Goal.
 
"There are a lot of quality players around who can fill the void only if Kwesi Appiah will call them for the games. Such injuries like what Amartey suffered usually impedes the progress of teams but I believe the coach have the solution to it so we won't miss him that much.
 
"The game against Ethiopia is a must win for the Black Stars. Nobody knows what will happen with regards to the ruling involving the game against Sierra Leone which was cancelled so the players must win to avoid calculations later on," he added.
 
Ghana, who will play Ethiopia on November 18 in Addis Ababa, sit third in Group F with three points, four points behind table toppers Kenya.

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