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Ghana striker Boakye-Yiadom picks up injury in training

Published on: 15 January 2013

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.



  • kwame pito says:
    January 16, 2013 05:19 am
    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.
  • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:
    January 16, 2013 04:29 am
  • kaffui says:
    January 16, 2013 12:19 am
    ghana has no chance in this tournament..we'll not even traverse the group stage
  • Al says:
    January 15, 2013 08:04 pm
    right hard, play hard
  • vinny1000 says:
    January 15, 2013 07:00 pm
    EMMA stay positive and lets pray for the team, the trophy is already in Ghana, i see it in the name of Jesus.
  • Nii Laryea says:
    January 15, 2013 06:59 pm
    Ghanafuo to known people...They know every freaking thing...Leave the coach and let him do his job...Football is a man sport..Damn
  • Churchill says:
    January 15, 2013 06:53 pm
    Tiger, state your source of that impossible news
  • Chu says:
    January 15, 2013 06:55 pm
    Sorry that was me not Churchill
  • lalasu says:
    January 15, 2013 06:28 pm
    what at all is happening, l can't comprehend how these players are getting injured like someone said, "are they have a military kind of training".
  • tiger says:
    January 15, 2013 06:21 pm
    BREAKING NEWS!!! Essien, Sulley, Kevin and Ayew wants coach AA to call them to play for Ghana on sunday againt Dr Congo
  • theprince says:
    January 15, 2013 06:14 pm
    are our players really fit? and what training at all are the doin
  • alex says:
    January 15, 2013 06:19 pm
    @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.
  • Emma Cee says:
    January 15, 2013 05:24 pm
    Wit al these injuries, are u expecting Ghana 2 win de cup. We wil not even reach quarter
  • TT says:
    January 15, 2013 05:31 pm
    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?
  • Marcus Ayew says:
    January 15, 2013 05:23 pm
    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! If U live in Toronto and would like to see Toronto teams (Leafs Raptors TFC Blue Jays) when they go on the Road contact me Flight hotel and tix accommodations available [email protected]