By Patrick Akoto
Injured Ghana defender Jerry Akaminko hopes to return to the pitch quicker-than-expected.
The 26-year-old has undergone a successful operation on his ankle after he suffered the injury during the international friendly defeat against the Netherlands two weeks ago.
The Eski?ehirspor strong centre-back has been painfully ruled of the World Cup as he is estimated to be out for at least three months.
But the Turkish-based defender is confident he will return to the pitch a much-stronger player and quicker than required.
â€œGod knows best. Everything happen for a reason and so Iâ€™m not perturbed at all,â€ he said
â€œI will return soon. I believe I will not be sidelined for too long.
"For now I donâ€™t want to disclose how long it will take for me to be fully fit.
"Iâ€™m in consultation with my doctors and at the right time, I will let my fans know how long I will stay at home.â€
Akaminko has been a pillar for the Africans in recent times and was expected to be a key player for the side until he suffered the late, late setback.