Tariqe Fosu-Henry was blocked from joining the Black Stars camp last Friday after initially ghosting some of his colleagues and team officials for days, Footy-Ghana.com has established.
The Brentford FC winger was part of called-up players who were scheduled to report to the Ghana senior national team camp by close of day Wednesday, June 2.
According to information available to this website, Tariqe – who had arrived in the country as of Wednesday – was to head to Cape Coast together with Black Stars teammates Baba Abdul Rahman and Alexander Djiku.
But Tariqe failed to respond to his calls neither was he able to meet up with the duo who ended up travelling from Accra without him.
“He arrived in Ghana on Wednesday and was supposed to arrive in camp with Baba and Djiku. But for unknown reasons, he failed to travel with them despite several attempts from the side of the players and team officials to reach him.
“The player later popped up in camp on Friday evening in the company of a relative but was sent back by the coach for showing gross disrespect to the coach and the team,” a source explained to Footy-Ghana.com.
Tariqe, 25, so far has one goal in four caps for Ghana. His senior international debut came against Mali in October 2020.
The Arsenal midfielder was not sacked from the Ghana camp as widely rumoured Monday morning.
Partey reported to camp last Thursday and met head coach CK Akonnor for permission to excuse himself from this month’s friendlies with Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire.
The 27-year-old deputy Ghana captain – who endured a frustrating debut season at English giants Arsenal due to injuries – stayed around and even witnessed the team’s training session on Friday before leaving camp after dinner.
Stars check into Rabat
Twenty-five (25) players made the trip as the Black Stars arrived in Rabat for Tuesday’s international friendly with the Atlas Lions of Morocco.
Captain Andre Ayew, who missed the team’s training sessions in Cape Coast all week, was able to join them before departure Monday dawn.
Three home-based players – Ismail Ganiyu, Gladson Awako, Rashid Nortey – who were released from camp for the weekend’s games in the Ghana Premier League – were able to make the trip.
Morocco will host Ghana at Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex on Tuesday, June 8. Kickoff is at 19:00 GMT.
Goalkeepers (3): Razak Abalora, Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Ibrahim Danlad
Defenders (9): Gideon Mensah, Andy Yiadom, Philemon Baffuor, Daniel Amartey, Joseph Adjei, Nicholas Opoku, Ismail Ganiyu, Alexander Djiku, Baba Abdul Rahman
Midfielders (7): Emmanuel Lomotey, Kudus Mohammed, Baba Idrissu, Moro Salifu, Gladson Awako, Rashid Nortey, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
Forwards (6): Andre Ayew, Emmanuel Gyasi, Kwame Opoku, Joel Fameyeh, Jordan Ayew, Samuel Owusu