The Ghana Football Association has clarified the absence of Black Stars Vice Captain, Thomas Partey, from the squad ahead of a friendly match with Morocco.
The clarification, which came in the form of a statement, denied that the Arsenal midfielder had been sacked from the team for reporting late to camp.
“Thomas travelled to cape coast on Thursday to meet coach Charles Akonnor over some personal issues. After the meeting which lasted for about an hour, the coach excused him from the trip to morocco – and asked him to report to camp for the second game against Ivory Coast.
“As the 1st deputy captain of the black stars, Thomas later joined his colleagues in training to show solidarity and support before leaving for Accra. The Arsenal midfielder will therefore team up with the rest of the squad on Thursday when the team returns from morocco,” the statement said.
On Monday, reports had emerged that Partey, regarded as an important pillar in the current Black Stars team, had been sacked from the team’s camp for arriving late after he failed to travel with the squad to Morocco.
But the GFA claims no such thing happened.