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Injury sidelines debutant Banahene for Ghana-Turkey friendly

Published on: 12 August 2013
Emmanuel Banahene is injured for Ghana's friendly against Turkey on Wednesday.

Striker Emmanuel Osei Banahene has been ruled out of Ghana's international friendly against Turkey due to injury.

The ?anl?urfaspor forward's setback occurred Sunday in a friendly match and cannot recover before Wednesday's exhibition match in Istanbul.

The former Berekum Chelsea player was handed his first senior team call-up after impressing last season on loan at Karsiyaka

"It's unfortunate I will not be available for Ghana against Turkey after the injury I suffered in yesterday's friendly game for my club," the 24-year-old said.

"My team doctor will be assessing the extent of injury today (Monday) so I know how long I will be staying out."

Banahene banged in 14 goals last season.



  • Ghanaman says:
    August 12, 2013 01:06 pm
    Well don't expect to be called in again.
  • Troy says:
    August 12, 2013 01:12 pm
    haha very funny @(1st blogger) But i wanted to see how sharp this guy is you might not know he's good. So the oportunity falls on Otoo and Adiyiah since we already know our Gyan. i want to see more of Gyan&Mahatma Otoo
  • Derrick says:
    August 12, 2013 02:03 pm
    Ghanasoccernet, this is shameful. Credit the source of this quote. It doesnt kill
  • kuukuphilly says:
    August 12, 2013 02:16 pm
    Too bad.we might hear about him 4 a while.
  • Union Leader says:
    August 12, 2013 02:31 pm
    The ideal thing for AA to do is to replace him with either Assifua or Frank Acheampong. Then again time might not be on their side considering the game is on Wed.
  • JT says:
    August 12, 2013 02:55 pm
    Why not replace him with Torric Jibril who is in Turkey