Two players ruled out of Ghana U17 quarterfinal against Korea

| Updated Mar 10, 2017 at 8:00am



Two players have been ruled out of Ghana's FIFA U17 World Cup quarter finals game against Korea DPR scheduled for Thursday October 13.

Midfielders Rafiatu Alhassan Kulchire and Grace Asantewaaa who started all three group games for the Black Maidens, will not play a role in the game against their Asian opponents.

Rafia Alhassan Kulchire had to be rushed to Jordan Hospital after she collapsed at the team hotel on Tuesday evening.

Though she was treated and discharged by doctors, she is expected to rest for about a week, ruling her out of Thursday’s quarter final match.

Grace Asantewaa who received yellows cards in the games against USA and Paraguay, has also been suspended from Ghana's next game.

Head Coach Evans Adotey however insists he believes there are other players who will rise to the occasion when given the opportunity to replace these two players.

"I believe that any player who will be given an opportunity to play will be capable of putting up a good performance", the 17 female team head coach said.

The game which will be played at the Al Hassan Stadium in Irbid, is expected to kick off at 4pm (1pm Ghana time).