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Ghana AFCON star Wakaso goes AWOL, faces Espanyol fine

Published on: 15 February 2013

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso is facing a huge fine from Spanish club Espanyol after failing to arrive join the club five days after Africa Cup of Nations.

Then joint top-scorer of Africa’s top-flight football competition has missed two training sessions which has angered coach Javier Aguirre.

The reasons for his delay are unknown to the coach and the directors of the club.

The development makes Wakaso, one of the most important players in his club, a serious doubt for Sunday’s league clash with Real Betis at Cornella.

Wakaso was expected to report for training on Wednesday morning but did not arrive by the end of Thursday’s training session.

The Ghanaian footballer ended his participation in the African Nations Cup on Saturday after playing the consolation match for third and fourth position.

With nothing to celebrate following the Black Stars fourth place finish, Espanyol’s Mexican boss Aguirre expected a quick return for Wakaso with many serious matches ahead of them.

The trainer is considering slapping a huge fine on the Ghanaian when he arrives.

Unless Wakaso gives a reasonable excuse for his absence in training, he will not escape the financial sanction.

Espanyol are currently 13th on the Spanish league table going into the 24th match of the season.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Ansong says:
    February 15, 2013 05:37 am
  • Ghanaman says:
    February 15, 2013 08:29 am
    your regional jokes are not funny anymore and getting old. Give me your phone number and we can meet and trade punches if you want to!!
  • Unknown says:
    February 15, 2013 08:47 am
    Such unprofessionalism should indeed be punished. What withholds you from heading back to your club and continue your good form?
  • Dr Who says:
    February 15, 2013 09:56 am
    Indisciple at its best.
  • Ras says:
    February 15, 2013 10:27 am
    so what does this has to do with anything that was written in this article? Yes, we didn't win anything, but the story here is undisciplined player that needs to be told " don't get big headed" . WHAT DOES THE COACHES HAVE TO DO WITH IT?
  • Killer says:
    February 15, 2013 12:19 pm
    I think this Guy is somehow indiscipline player bcos always every story published on him goes against him and when you watch Ghana against Mali for the third and fourth place his attitude on the referee was unprofessional
  • Sammer Da Kumasian says:
    February 15, 2013 12:42 pm
    Hs just wanna spent sumtym wit his fam & pals in gh. @Ansong y always insulting ksi. Its tym 4 ya 2 cease n desist or else da oseikrom goons bout 2 cum ur weak a**. #Fairwarning