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Richard Ofori could miss the World Cup

Ghana is sweating on the fitness of deputy captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper amid fears that the striker could be out for the World Cup with injury.

Richard Ofori, who has 19 caps for Ghana in all competitions has been removed from Orlando Pirates’ Carling Black Label Cup squad owing to an injury ahead of the semi-final against Kaizer Chiefs.

His injury will be a great concern for Ghana coach Otto Addo as he is scheduled to name his final squad for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar on Monday.

Richard Ofori is already in the 55-man provisional squad named by Addo last week. His superb display for Pirates this season has seen him fight for the number-one spot in Ghana’s squad with Joe Wollacott, who features for League One side Charlton Athletic.

With the Black Label Cup the last action for Pirates and Chiefs until the last day of the year as the Premier Soccer League is on a break for the World Cup, Ofori will hope to recover and play for Ghana in a friendly against Switzerland at Al Nahyan Stadium on November 17.

After that, Ghana will then proceed to Qatar where they have been pooled in Group H alongside Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea.

They will kick off their campaign against Portugal at Stadium 974 on November 24.

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