Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah insists he is not worried about the injury bug that has hit his team ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup playoffs against Egypt.
There are a number of key pieces missing from the squad ahead of the visit of the record African champions on October 15 in Kumasi.
Tunisia-based defender Harrison Afful is out with yellow card accumulation, John Boye, Isaac Vorsah and Jonathan Mensah have all been ruled with through injuries.
But the Ghanaian trainer is unfazed about their unavailability and has charged the called-up players to grasp the chance to impress.
“This is one area that I have always been striving to improve in the team. Since taking over, I have been bringing in more players so that we are not dependent on just a few,” Kwesi Appiah told the FA’s official website.
“In football, you will always get to a stage where you will be missing some players but it’s the planning and reaction that shows how good or bad the management of the situation is.
“And if other players had not been given the opportunity and used, it would have been very difficult at this moment. Fortunately for us, we have a very strong group that we can always depend on.