Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso enjoyed second half football in midweek for his Russian side Ruban Kazan in the Europa League to ensure he remains competitive for the 2014 World Cup finals.
The 23-year-old replaced Ruslan Mukhametshin on 46 minutes in their 2-0 defeat at home to exit the competition 3-1 on aggregate.
Wakaso has required from a surgery he underwent last month to correct a recurrent boil on his buttocks.
He had a quiet first round in the Russian top-flight where he managed just seven appearances and scored one goal.
The former Espanyol man is a sure bet to make Ghana’s squad for the World Cup.
Wakaso has been invited for next Wednesday’s international friendly against Montenegro.