Joseph Alfred Duncan has withdrawn from the Ghana squad for upcoming games in the African qualifiers to the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
The midfielder, earlier this week, was named in a provisional 32-man Black Stars squad by new Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac.
It was supposed to be a return to the squad since November 2019 for Duncan who appeared to have been frozen out by recently sacked coach CK Akonnor.
But the Fiorentina man’s return would be delayed, Footy-Ghana.com can confirm.
Closes sources indicate the 28-year-old has been managing a thigh problem and playing through the pain barrier for some time now.
Duncan played 66 minutes for Fiorentina in the last game and is hoping to feature when they face Napoli before undergoing a planned full recovery program for him during the international break.
And his call-up by coach Milo only came this week, making it impossible for him to abandon the club’s schedule for his recovery.
Our sources further indicate Duncan and the new Black Stars gaffer have dialogued over his situation and has been permitted to skip the October games.
Ghana is scheduled to slug things out with Zimbabwe in back-to-back Group C ties in Cape Coast and Harare on October 9 and 12 respectively.