Sports News of Friday, 23 November 2018
Head coach of the Black Queen, Bashiru Hayford has confirmed that goalkeeper Patricia Mantey is likely to miss Ghana’s decisive game against Cameroon on Friday.
The Immigration Ladies shot-stopper is believed to have picked an injury in Ghana’s 2-1 defeat to Mali on Tuesday hence might miss the crucial game against the Lionesses.
However, the former Ashgold trainer confirms a late fitness test on the goalkeeper will decide her fate in tomorrow’s clash.
“The goalkeeper [Mantey] had some knocks before we came down from Kenya,” Hayford told reported on Thursday.
“Out of the three goalkeepers she is the number one and there is no doubt about that.
“The medical team have done a good job on her.
“In the last game, with the penalty she got a knock on her hand and as at now, she is 60% fit.
“I can’t tell if she will be in the post or not for tomorrow, we will wait until the final training to decide.”
Nana Ama Asantewaa or Fafali Dumahisi will be in the post should Mantey fail to recover on time.
Patricia Mantey has come under massive criticism after failing to deal with a cross which resulted in Mali’s second goal in Tuesday’s game at the Accra Sports Stadium.