Ghana Black Stars’ coach, Otto Addo has said the absence of his deputy captain, Thomas Partey will not affect the team on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 International friendly against Nicaragua.

He, however, added that he would have loved Partey to be part of the squad.

The Arsenal midfielder suffered a knee injury while warming up for Ghana’s match against Brazil on Friday.

The situation has also forced Partey to return to his club, Arsenal.

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

“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,” Otto Addo explained.

Source: Ghana/