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Huge boost for Ghana as John Boye is named in Rennes squad for Ligue 1 match

Published on: 07 February 2014
John Boye back in the Stade Rennes team after months on the sidelines

Ghana defender John Boye has regained full fitness and set to make a return to top-tier football after being named in Rennes’ 18-man squad to face Ajaccio on Saturday.

The centre-back has been battling injuries since September last year after captaining Ghana in a 3-1 friendly defeat to Japan.

He picked up a hip injury but revisited the treatment room due to a groin setback.

Coach Philippe Montanier is satisfied with Boye’s recovery and is ready to hand him game time at the Stade François Coty.

Boye proved his fitness when he played full throttle for the Rennes’ reserve side in their 2-1 win over Guimgamp.

He missed Ghana’s two-legged 2014 World Cup playoff against Egypt in October and November.

Boye’s return will be a massive boost for Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah ahead of naming his World Cup squad in three months time.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • smokey says:
    February 08, 2014 08:49 am
    Good news welcome back bro
  • Richie says:
    February 08, 2014 12:50 am
    Welcome back big man.
  • askantwi says:
    February 07, 2014 10:14 pm
    Welcome back, Mr. Boye. We miss you very much. I am counting on you, Kwarassey, Akaminko, Opare, inkoom, Jonathan, Afful, Sumaila and Vorsah to put the breaks on Ronaldo, Portugal, USA and Germany in Brazil.