The Ghana U20 team will be without captain Lawrence Lartey for the final group game at the African Youth Championships due to suspension.
The central defender is suspended for game against hosts Algeria on Friday after attracting his second booking of the tournament in the 1-0 win over Benin.
The AshantiGold defender had already been booked in the opening Group A fixture against Egypt.
He is thus to serve a mandatory one-match ban – meaning he will play no part in the crucial game against Algeria.
The Black Satellites need just a point against the hosts to qualify to the semi finals of the competition.
Avoiding defeat against the Algerians will also secure Ghana’s place at the World Youth Championships as one of four representatives from Africa.