He was expected to return for the clash against the Black Stars but due to a tight work schedule, he says he won't make it.
Uganda captain and goalkeeper, Denis Onyango, says the penultimate 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Black Stars of Ghana at the Mandela National Stadium on Saturday is a must-win for them and they would not spare Ghana as they seek an important victory to brighten their chances of making it to Russian Federation.
"When Uganda played us in Tamale, they were able to read through our game plan and their coach said we were predictable", Appiah added.More news: Sequel's bad habits break "Blade Runner" spell
This comes at a time when coach James Appiah Kwesi dropped brothers Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew, claiming he wanted to give chance to upcoming players.
"We tried to increase the number of players in camp should any one sustain any injury so that other players can fit in".
With only two matches to go, Egypt with nine points are in pole position to qualify from the group and are playing the weakest side, Congo.More news: Walmart Buys Delivery Startup Company
Egypt will officially qualify if they beat Congo in Alexandria and Uganda stumble against Ghana in the same round.
The Black Stars will play their penultimate match this weekend when they face second-placed Uganda in Kampala.
The former Uganda Cranes skipper was named as part of the interim technical staff for the national team since Mulitin "Micho" Sredojevic left and was available for the back to back games against Egypt. "I know they will do well".More news: Tillerson Says US Concerned About Pakistan Govt's Future
Appiah's squad has been hard hit by injuries to Gyan, midfielder Thomas Agyepong and US-based defenders Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah.
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