By Ameenu Shardow
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The Ghana FA says it agreed to allow goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey to return to Stromsgodset as a gesture to strengthen its relationship with the club.
The 26-year-old has left the Black Stars camp to rejoin his club for Saturdayâ€™s crunch game against Rosenborg in the Norwegian top flight.
Kwarasey was not involved the 6-1 demolition of a locally select side in a match meant to bid the Black Stars farewell on Friday as he had to catch a flight back to Norway later that evening.
Some fans have questioned the motive behind allowing the influential goalkeeper leave the Black Starsâ€™ early preparations towards the 2014 World Cup to return to his club for a single game.
But the Ghana FA explains his momentary absence will not affect the teamâ€™s preparations but will only strengthen relations between the association and Stromsgodset.
â€œThe coach [Kwesi Appia] in consultation with the teamâ€™s management decided to let Adam Kwarasey rejoin his club,â€ GFA spokesman Ibrahim Sannie Daara said.
â€œWe received a request from Stromsgodset that they are facing a goalkeeping crisis and that they would want Kwarasey back for the game against Rosenborg on Saturday.
â€œAnd since the team is travelling to Rotterdam tomorrow [Saturday] and will be arriving on Sunday morning, we decided to let Adam leave as it will not affect our preparations.
â€œThis is to enhance the relationship between our players, their clubs and the Ghana FA.
â€œThe only difference is that Adam Kwarasey will not be travelling with the team to Holland but will report there on Sunday morning just like the others.â€