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2014 World Cup: Ghana midfielder Wakaso Mubarak claims team-mate Majeed Waris will be ready for USA opener

Published on: 11 June 2014
Wakaso Mubarak has cleared Waris to face USA

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Though Ghana team doctors have yet to officially confirm the availability of striker Abdul Majeed Waris for the Black Stars' Group G opener against the United States but team-mate Wakaso Mubarak claims the forward will be fit by Monday. 

In a post on Instagram, the Rubin Kazan' winger assures Ghanaian fans to keep faith because the striker will be fit and ready to face the United States on Monday.

Waris limped off during Ghana's 4-0 drubbing of South Korea in Monday's pre-World Cup warm-up friendly after just six minutes and he is regarded as a major doubt for the opener but Wakaso is sure he will return in time.

Ghana’s team doctor Baba Adamu says Majeed Waris will be monitored up until the eve of their opening group game against the USA when a definite decision will be taken over his participation at the 2014 World Cup.

Waris is regarded as one of the brightest spots in the Ghana team but following Jordan Ayew's swashbuckling display which saw him net a hat-trick against Korea, he could earn a start ahead of him.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • awass says:
    June 12, 2014 09:39 am
    gh sd b d winner not individuals
  • Benbella says:
    June 11, 2014 08:47 am
    Warris will will be forced to play very very well because of jordan ayews ha-trick.everyone should watch out for the return of warris...he get no size
  • gb says:
    June 11, 2014 07:01 am
    position is not earned on only one match...Warris will start
  • Ogyam says:
    June 11, 2014 07:17 am
    If only Waris can be well,Jordan cannot start cos he is wasteful and slow on the field. Waris is faster and tactical,though.
  • Ayuba says:
    June 11, 2014 11:22 am
    Whoever plays, we pray for a better outcome.
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 12, 2014 12:21 pm
    Competition among the Black Stars strikers is healthy for the team!
  • African Consciousness says:
    June 12, 2014 12:19 pm
    Good for Wakaso, way to stand by your mate. Even if Waris is ready for the USA game he must not play. There is enough quality on the Ghana bench to rest him till the Germany game. This will give him over 2 weeks to be 100%. He must not even take part in practice just lay of the leg and rest. The doctors and coaches should not rush him back. With muscle injuries the longer the lay off the better. This is common sense every athlete knows it.