Saints forward Kamaldeen Sulemana has been replaced in the Ghana squad ahead of the country's World Cup qualifiers.

The reason for the withdrawal has yet to be revealed but the news will come as a concern for Saints fans, who have seen their side go eight matches unbeaten with Kamaldeen playing an important part.

Abdul Fatawu, who is on loan at Championship leaders Leicester City, has taken the 21-year-old's place in the squad.

The West African nation open their World Cup qualifying campaign with fixtures against Madagascar and Comoros over the next week.

Former Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton is the current manager of the Ghanaian national team after being appointed in February this year.

Kamaldeen has made 18 appearances for Ghana since his debut in October 2020.

He impressed at last summer's World Cup in Qatar where he was officially the quickest player at the tournament.

However, the forward has not played for Ghana since June 18 after not being included in the international set up for the matches in September and October.

Che Adams will also not be featuring over the international break after he was replaced in the Scotland squad by Hearts striker Lawrence Shankland.