By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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Ghana defender John Mensah is restricted by injury and is yet to return to action for FC Nitra in the Slovakian top-flight.
The 31-year-old suffered a recurrent back injury last month during a league game and has not been able to get involved in any of Nitra's games.
Nitra, who are trapped in the relegation-zone of the Slovakian top division, desperately need the experience of the former Sunderland to help rescue their season but he has got a couple of weeks more to spend on the sidelines.
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is still checking on the fitness level of his former captain as he looks set to submit his provisional squad to FIFA this month.
Mensah joined Nitra in a bid to gain consistent playing time and regain his fitness to help him make the Ghana squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.