African Footballers. Ghanaian – German footballer Stephan Ambrosius has been ruled out of the 2022 World Cup due to injury that is assumed to take time to heal.
The defender sustained the injury while playing for Karlsruher SC against Holstein Kiel in the German 2. Bundesliga over the weekend. Although he manged to play the entire game (Kiel won 4 – 1) it was later revealed that he had suffered a serious injury.
According to Ghana Soccernet, the injury will keep him out of action until after the World Cup, essentially ruling him out of the tournament which begins on November 20th.
The name of the former Germany U21 international appears on Otto Addo’s preliminary list, but given the current situation, he is unlikely to make the final squad.
Ghana kicks off their campaign against Portugal on November 24, followed by games against South Korea and Uruguay.
Who is Stephan Ambrosius?
Ambrosius was born in Germany to Ghanaian parents and committed to the West African country earlier this year.
He received his first call-up in September for pre-World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Nicaragua, but he did not play.
Stephan Kofi Ambrosius is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for 2. Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC on loan from Hamburger SV. Born in Hamburg to Ghanaian parents, Ambrosius joined the Hamburger SV youth academy in 2012. He made his professional debut in the Bundesliga in March 2018.
In July 2022, the president of the Ghana FA, Kurt Okraku, announced that Ambrosius was one of the few players that had officially switched allegiances to represent the Ghanaian senior national team internationally.
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