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Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed returns to action after injury lay-off, World Cup boost for Black Stars

Published on: 13 April 2014
Rabiu played his first match in four months on Sunday

Ghana midfielder Rabiu Mohammed returned to action on Sunday after a four-month injury lay-off, boosting his chances of making the Black Stars squad to the 2014 World Cup.

The 24-year-old was a second-half substitute for Russian side Kuban Krasnodar who defeated Mubarak Wakaso's Rubin Kazan 2-0 away from home in their league clash.

Mohammed came on as a substitute in the 80th minute by taking over from Romanian striker Gheorghe Bucur after completing a personalized training program last week.

Rabiu played his first game for Kuban since November when he last featured for the side in the 3-1 defeat to Amkar Perm’.

The former Evian TG man has struggled with niggle injuries since moving to Russia at the start of the season.

His extensive injury woes has kept him on the sidelines for close to FOUR MONTHS and threatened his place in the Ghana squad for the 2014 World Cup.

The tough-tackling midfielder has now boosted his chances of making Dr Kwesi Appiah's squad with the precious playing time.

His countryman Mubarak Wakaso who is also in search of regular club was not in the Rubin Kazan team.


This article has 12 comment(s), give your comment
  • Cofie says:
    April 13, 2014 04:07 pm
    That is real Good news. Considering the fact that our star midfielders are no waging and we need young blood at the World Cup. He is a resilient and a hard working midfielder. Welcome Momo
  • Assisi says:
    April 13, 2014 05:06 pm
    For Christ sake, u guys should stop calling Kwasi Appiah a Dr. He didn't obtain his doctorate through any form of examination or writing articles. That's why I admire Kofi Annan too much because inspite of been awarded numerous doctorate degrees worldwide, he does not call himself a doctor since he knows he hasn't done any research or written any exams or articles on the subjects for which he has been awarded a doctorate degree.
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 06:52 pm
    LOL. i don't think GSN knows the difference between an honorary degree and one that u sweat to earn. ghanians sure love their titles....
  • A concerned citizen says:
    April 13, 2014 07:21 pm
    What injury boost? The midfield is already occupied.
  • ghanaman says:
    April 13, 2014 07:38 pm
    It still counts and he has every right to be called Dr. Kwesi Appiah!!
  • ghanaman says:
    April 13, 2014 07:39 pm
    3y3 wo ya!! Kwasea. Dr. Kwesi Appiah
  • Dr Who says:
    April 13, 2014 07:56 pm
    good news indeed...Dr AA has more options now.but Wakaso should hope for regular play else his chances are slim
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 08:30 pm
    hahahaha. too funny
  • spellBOUND says:
    April 13, 2014 08:33 pm
    by all means call away... Dr. James Kwesi Appiah. Ph.D.
  • Jaja says:
    April 13, 2014 09:06 pm
    10 mins is not enough my friend.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    April 13, 2014 09:45 pm
    This guy rabiu is not 100% fit. Let's take only fit players to Brazil..mark my words.
  • access says:
    April 13, 2014 11:51 pm
    Possibble line up against Holland.Formation 4-3-3 -----------------------Kwasrasey------------------- Jonathan--------Vorsah--------Boye-------Nana Asare Afriyie Aquah-----------KP.boateng-------------Ayew Waris-----------------Gyan-------------Kojo Asamoah