It doesn’t affect a lot – Otto Addo on Partey missing Nicaragua match

Ghana coach Otto Addo would have loved to play Thomas Partey in Tuesday’s international match against Nicaragua, but says his absence “doesn’t affect a lot.”

Partey is out due to a suspected knee injury, which has forced him to return to Arsenal. The midfielder suffered the injury while warming up for Ghana’s match against Brazil on Friday.

“With the tactics, it doesn’t affect a lot because tactics involve style of play and players with such abilities so I think tomorrow’s game we will be okay. Hopefully, Thomas will be healthy very, very soon,” said Addo.

“We didn’t want to take that risk in a friendly game to play him against Brazil but surely playing a player like him against a squad like Brazil would have been helpful.”

The Black Stars are heavy favorites to win easily against a team ranked 139th in the world by FIFA.

The game is set to begin at 6 p.m. local time.


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