Christian Atsu ruled out of Uganda showdown through injury

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The Black Stars are to face Uganda over the worldwide break in their penultimate World Cup qualifier and they need to win to ensure the best possible chance of getting to Russian Federation.

Basena replaced Serbian tactician Milutin Sredojevi? early this year and has masterminded Uganda's impressive run in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers where and have a realistic chance of making it to Russian Federation at the expense of Egypt and Ghana. They are now third in Group E with five points, four above bottom side Congo-Brazzaville.

A slip in the Uganda game will mean the Black Stars saying good bye to their attempt to make a fourth consecutive world cup appearance.

Coach James Kwasi Appiah met the Kenyan press yesterday and explained matters of concern in relation to the injuries at his camp.

"I always believe Ghana we are one of the most talented countries with good players and we always want to win, we always want to appear at the big stage and I think against Uganda we are just going there for the victory".

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"When Uganda played us in Tamale, they were able to read through our game plan and their coach said we were predictable".

His clubmate Jonathan Mensah, another senior player, could not travel to Kenya to join the team after picking up an ankle injury.

The latest addition to the injury list is speedster and Newcastle midfielder Christian Astu, who also got injured on Tuesday training with his club.

With several senior players absent for the Group E clash, Kwesi Appiah could chose him as the leader on the pitch.