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Newcastle ace Christian Atsu unfit for Ghana's Afcon qualifying clash with South Africa

Published on: 30 October 2019
Newcastle ace Christian Atsu unfit for Ghana's Afcon qualifying clash with South Africa
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Christian Atsu of Newcastle United and Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Black Stars is likely to be without Newcastle United attacker Christian Atsu for next month's 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa.

Atsu is reported to have sustained an injury and will not be in Kwesi Appiah's squad for the clash.

He will also not be available for the trip to São Tomé and Príncipe.

 The 27-year-old has played eight times for Newcastle United this season with two assists to his credit.

The Black Stars will begin their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers campaign with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa on November 14.

Three days later, the senior national team of Ghana will fly out to face São Tomé and Príncipe for their second Group C fixture.

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