Ghana striker Boakye-Yiadom picks up injury in training

Breaking News: Ghana striker Boakye-Yiadom picks up injury in training

Ghana sweating on the fitness of Richmond Boakye-Yiadom

By Ameenu Shardow

Ghana striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom was unable to complete Tuesday evening’s training session after sustaining an injury.

The 19-year-old picked up the injury while going in for a tackle with an unnoticed teammate.

The on loan Juventus striker at Italian Serie-B club Sassuolo limped off the pitch with the unspecified injury.

The Black Stars medical team will assess his condition later in the evening and if necessary, will take him to the hospital tomorrow morning for further examination.

The injury to Boakye-Yiadom compounds the fitness situation in the Ghana camp ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations which commences this weekend.

Ghana is already sweating on the fitness of defender Isaac Vorsah and midfielder Anthony Annan who are battling minor injuries.

Coach Akwasi Appiah will be hoping to have all his players fit for Ghana’s opening game against DR Congo on Sunday.

The team is expected to travel to South Africa on Wednesday – four clear days towards their opening Group B encounter.

The Black Stars who will be based in Port Elizabeth will also face Mali and Niger at the group stage.



  1. Marcus Ayew says:

    We hope he heals Black stars seem to be gettin hit with the injury bug @ the wrong time. Hopefully they are all small injuries and the boys will be ready come Sunday!
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  2. Emma Cee says:

    Wit al these injuries, are u expecting Ghana 2 win de cup. We wil not even reach quarter

  3. TT says:

    Are they doing a military type of training? Why so many injuries? AA should let the guys be cautious in tackling each other. What’s the benefit if all your players got injured during training?

  4. theprince says:

    are our players really fit? and what training at all are the doin

  5. @TT ur 100percnt correct, training is about keepng fit not karate,we need enjury free playrs. Ghana must end trophy this year.GOD BLESS HOME LAND GHANA.

  6. tiger says:

    Essien, Sulley, Kevin and Ayew wants coach AA to call them to play for Ghana on sunday againt Dr Congo

  7. lalasu says:

    what at all is happening, l can’t comprehend how these players are getting injured like that…like someone said, “are they have a military kind of training”.

  8. Churchill says:

    Tiger, state your source of that impossible news

  9. Chu says:

    Sorry that was me not Churchill

  10. Nii Laryea says:

    Ghanafuo to known people…They know every freaking thing…Leave the coach and let him do his job…Football is a man sport..Damn

  11. vinny1000 says:

    EMMA stay positive and lets pray for the team, the trophy is already in Ghana, i see it in the name of Jesus.

  12. kaffui says:

    ghana has no chance in this tournament..we’ll not even traverse the group stage

  13. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:


  14. kwame pito says:

    It’s GOOD the lads run around a lot at high intensity to boost their cardiac and mental fitness to play a high intensity game for the full 90 mins. BUT THEY SHOULD BE NICE TO EACH OTHER IN TRAINING.

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