Returnee Schalke midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng has been ruled out of the Ghana vs Zambia match in Kumasi on friday.
He was injured a few weeks ago and several efforts by the medical team to get him ready for the encounter failed.
From left to right: Kevin Prince Boateng’s physio, Kevin Prince Boateng and Adam Kwarasey
The former AC Milan star began slight training, Thursday but could not continue and was made to sit back.
He was expecting a return after almost two years self-imposed temporary retirement from the Black Stars.
His compatriot, Adam Kwarasey has also been ruled out due to injury.
Ghana needs just a draw to book play off qualification for Brazil 2014. Zambia needs maximum points.
The game begins, 16:00 GMT on friday.