-The GFA has released a statement on Thomas Partey's absence from the Black Stars camp
- Partey has been excused from the Morocco friendly over some personal issues
- Kamaldeen, Sowah, and Wakaso will also miss the friendly game due to varied reasons
The Ghana Football Association has released a statement on the absence of Thomas Partey from the Black Stars camp ahead of the friendly match against Morocco on Tuesday.
According to the football federation, the Arsenal midfielder asked for permission to be absent on grounds of personal issues.
Earlier on Monday morning, news broke that the 27-year-old has been sacked for arriving in camp late.
But the FA said, "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," the statement on the FA's website indicated.
"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."
Meanwhile, Brentford winger Tariqe Fosu is stated to have been sent home for arriving late.
Other players absent are Mubarak Wakaso, who could not travel from China over COVID-19 restrictions.
Youngsters, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Kamal Sowah will miss the game for varied reasons.
Speaking about sports, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that an English-born Ghanaian winger who plays for English Premier League giants, Chelsea, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has not ruled out the option of playing for Ghana in the future.
The 20-year-old Chelsea star was left out of England manager Gareth Southgate's squad for the upcoming EURO 2020 championship making his international future unclear.
However, Hudson-Odoi who is in Ghana for holidays revealed why he chose England over Ghana in the past explaining they came to him first.
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