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2023 AFCONQ: Kasim Adams replaces injured Alexander Djiku ahead of Madagascar clash

In preparation for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Madagascar, Chris Hughton, the head coach of the Black Stars, has made a substitution in the squad due to an injury.

Kasim Adams has been called up to replace Alexander Djiku, who had initially been named in the Ghana squad but had to withdraw due to an ankle injury.

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The Hoffenheim center-back, who had a great campaign on loan at Swiss side, FC Basel, in the just-ended season comes in with loads of experience.

The 27-year-old has 11 appearances for Ghana since his debut in 2017.

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Adams has featured 28 times for Basel in the Swiss Super League, scoring a goal and provided one assist.

He has also played 11 times in the UEFA Europa Conference League, scoring an extra-time winner against Nice that sent them to the semifinal. Overall, he has 46 appearances across all competitions, scoring three goals, with one assist.

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The Black Stars will begin camping in Accra on Monday, June 12 to commence preparations for the Madagascar qualifier scheduled to be played in Antananarivo on Sunday, July 18, 2023.

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