Defender John Boye has withdrawn from Ghana’s squad to play China on Wednesday in an international friendly, claiming he is unfit.
The Rennes centre-back is yet to fully recover from a groin injury he picked up during pre-season.
Last Saturday, he was a 24th minute substitute for Rennes who were shocked 1-0 at home by Olympique Lyon in their French Ligue 1 opener.
But the 25-year-old says he cannot make the trip to Asia.
“I informed the team late that I cannot travel to China. I was hoping to do so but I’m still feeling the pains. I will try and see if I can train tomorrow with the Rennes team,” Boye exclusively told MTNFootball.com
His absence has reduced the squad number to 17.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah could not invite midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and defender Daniel Opare who are all injured.
Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea)
Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Lee Addy (Dalian Aerbin, China), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany) John Mensah (Un-attached) Abdul Razak Nuhu (Stromsgodset, Norway)
Midfielders: Anthony Annan (Schalke 04, Germany), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Christian Atsu (Porto, Portugal),Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy) Frank Acheampong (Buriram United FC, Thailand) Edwin Gyimah
(SuperSport United, South Africa)
Forwards: Asamoah Gyan (Al-Ain, UAE) Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Juventus, Italy) Abdul Majeed Warris (Häcken, Sweden)