Ghana had to leave its top two goalkeepers out of the World Cup squad after they were injured ahead of the announcement on Monday.
First-choice goalkeeper Jojo Wollacott broke his finger in the warmup ahead of a game with his English club side Charlton Athletic this weekend and has now been ruled out of the World Cup, while backup Richard Ofori has a knee injury, according to his South African club Orlando Pirates.
At a low point after an embarrassing African Cup showing, Ghana has looked overseas to rebuild for the World Cup in Qatar. The reinforcements have come from Germany, England and Spain.
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Four months before competing at the World Cup, Ghana's national team added five new recruits who are now eligible to play in Qatar.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Not even a pep talk from Elton John has helped Watford, which remained stuck in the relegation zone after a 2-0 loss to Brighton in the English Premier League on Saturday.
The music icon and Watford superfan called new manager Roy Hodgson recently to wish him and the club well.
LONDON (AP) — Neal Maupay scored with an overhead kick in the 89th minute to give Brighton a 1-1 draw at West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday.
Maupay converted his acrobatic finish from a cross by substitute Tariq Lamptey to leave West Ham waiting for a first Premier League win over the Brighton in nine attempts.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Tariq Lamptey kept setting up chances for Brighton. His teammates kept missing them.
Neal Maupay was the biggest culprit in the 0-0 draw at home to Leeds in the English Premier League on Saturday.