By Rahman Osman
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Berekum Chelsea striker Latif Salifu will require six months to regain full fitness after undergoing surgery on a knee injury.
The former Ghana U20 player, who suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury early this season, went under the knife two weeks ago.
If his recovery goes by plan, he should be available before the start of the 2014/15 First Capital Plus Premier League season.
"I have undergone the Surgery and I am beginning to feel a bit comfortable," Salifu told GHANASoccernet.com
"I should be kicking a ball in a couple of months time, in football you always feel sad when you are injured because you want to play. Itâ€™s a natural feeling.
"Doctors have given me six months to recover but if all things go well I could be back before then."
Salifu was a member of the Ghana U20 team which won the 2009 FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt.