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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah hopeful that Waris injury is not serious

Published on: 10 June 2014
Abdul Majeed Waris hobbling into the dressing room.

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah hopes striker Abdul Majeed Waris is not ruled out of the World Cup after limped off with a thigh injury during Monday’s final pre-World Cup friendly 4-0 win over South Korea in Miami.

The Spartak Moscow striker landed awkwardly after surviving a clumsy double-footed sliding tackle on four minutes.

Two members of Ghana’s medical team led the 22-year-old off the pitch into the dressing room.

Waris will undergo tests which will determine if he will be fit for Ghana’s Group G opener against USA next week or for the rest of the group stage matches.

Appiah said: “He is one of our top players. Unfortunately he had an injury. The doctors are still working on him. I mean I’m hoping to get the results of the extent of the injury in two/three hours time.

''At the moment I haven’t had any information yet. I hope he recovers to join the team.''

Waris is one of Ghana’s in-form players after netting nine goals in 16 appearances for second half of the season on loan at French Ligue 1 side Valenciennes.




  • Jafaru dokurugu says:
    June 10, 2014 07:44 am
    We wish u a speedy recovery. Bro by the grace of Allah it shell be well with u.
  • wee ba says:
    June 10, 2014 07:57 am
    Kpb is soo good in playing“ lasi lasi”,but an upcoming player like waris can't play lasi lasi he still needs to impress the coach
  • Jah Prophet says:
    June 10, 2014 04:20 am
    we wish Majeed speedy recovery. He did not play smart. learn from Kelvin Boateng, he played below par just to protect his legs. ok, let someone assures me that Kelvin played to avoid injury otherwise, he has no business to be included; his output is below world cup standard.
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 10, 2014 12:11 pm
    What is wrong with this picture? I know for a fact that Ghana has doctors and physios. Not to sound racist but if we are being self sufficient then why is Waris not being attended by Ghanaian doctors in this picture? I am glad Waris is walking on his own instead of in a stretcher. He will be back. Did Akaminko really need surgery on an ankle injury? Don't you just wrap the ankle and lay off it for several days? Come on guys do not put your destiny in the hands of doctors all the time. They are just like witch doctors most of the time.