Leicester City defender Daniel Amartey is likely to miss the flight to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations especially with his injury return date unclear. According to Leicester City manager ,Brendan Rodgers, he is unsure when injured Daniel Amartey will be making a return to the pitch.
Amartey suffered a horrible ankle injury in October last year which has kept him away from active football for over six months.
His chances to make Ghana’s squad for the AFCON already looks slim with coach Kwesi Appiah not expected to gamble with an unfit player at a major tournament again especially with what happens in the 2013 edition where infit players like Anthony Annan and Jonathan Mensah where added to the squad and couldn’t play their part when they were needed most.
Amartey was penciled to be back on the field last month but it looks like the young man would have to wait a bit longer to return to the field.
With five games left to play in the premier league it looks like the Ghanaian will not take part in the final marathon for Leicester City meaning he would have to focus on joining the team fully in pre season.
”Daniel is obviously with the medical and sports science team so we’ll see how that goes between now and the end of the season,” Rodgers told the media.
This clearly points out that Amartey is likely to miss the 2019 AFCON since he would be lacking match fitness and competitive action and that would be one factor Kwesi Appiah would look out for when compiling his final list for the AFCON.
It would now be an interesting battle among KRC Genk defender Joseph Aidoo ,Istanbul Basaksehir defender Attamah Lawer and US based Jonathan Mensah with regards to who could join Kasim Nuhu,Nicholas Opoku and possibly John Boye as Ghana’s four central defenders for the AFCON.