Ghana coach will have to drop just one player to have his 23-man squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Just 24 players are currently in the training camp in Abu Dhabi and Appiah will have the daunting task of dropping just one.
The Black Stars coach will have to name his squad by Tuesday to beat the deadline set by CAF for the teams participating in Africa’s flagship competition.
Appiah named a 26-man squad last month to camp in the UAE before he names his team for the competition.
But injury to Yahaya Mohammed and the uncertainty over the fitness of Andre Ayew means both players will not be available for the Black Stars.
This leaves the coach with just 24 players which means just one must be dropped from the current team.
All the 16 teams participating in the competition must submit their 23 players by midnight of Wednesday.
With as many as seven central defenders in the squad, Appiah’s big axe could fall in that area of the team.
Ghana are placed in Group B where they face DR Congo, Mali and Niger in the tournament in South Africa.