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Annan, Vorsah return to light training to ease Ghana's injury woes

Published on: 15 January 2013

By Ameenu Shardow

Anthony Annan and Isaac Vorsah returned to light training on Tuesday evening to ease the injury woes in the Ghana camp ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars have been hit with a series of injuries before and after the final warm up game against Tunisia in Abu Dhabi.

Annan has been out for a couple of days now after sustaining a mild injury in the first friendly match against Egypt.

Vorsah on the other hand withdrew moments to kick off of Sunday’s game against the Carthage Eagles as a precautionary measure.

Striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was the latest to pick up an injury as he failed to complete Tuesday evening’s training session.

The 19-year-old’s injury will be critically assessed by the Black Stars medical team later on Tuesday and if necessary, will be taken to a hospital for further examination.

The injury concerns in the Black Stars camp were however assuaged with the return of Anthony Annan and Isaac Vorsah.

The duo did some jogging and stretches but were deemed not yet ready to join the rest of their teammates in full scale training.

Their return further boosts the side that saw Albert Adomah and Rabiu Mohammed returning from their own injuries in the morning session.

Coach Akwasi Appiah will hopefully be working with the full squad by the time the team arrives in South Africa on Wednesday with the exception of Richmond Boakye-Yiadom whose injury degree is not yet known.

The Black Stars will play their first game at the Nations Cup against DR Congo on Sunday.

They will also face Mali and Niger in the subsequent Group B games in Port Elizabeth.

Ghana hopes to end a staggering 31-year wait for an African title by the time the competition ends on February 10 in South Africa.


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  • maka says:
    January 15, 2013 09:06 pm
    This is what some of us were saying o, akwasi appiah ---taking only 3 strikers...! some of us wondered what the sense in that was. bcos if asamoah gyan gets, say, injured later....and richmond (who is injured now) gets suspended...and then the only one left, clottey...gets either sick or is not in-form,....then what is d team playing for - defense and no goals or what??...and what type of training at all are u making d guys go thru? these boys dont need to impress at training anymore....haaba! u are playing among urselves and getting injured...then what if you meet opposition? Akwasi Appiah, rest ur team ur team...give them a break so that they dont get fatigued b4 the tournament even starts! haaba ~..word to the wise!
  • Chu says:
    January 15, 2013 06:56 pm