Athletics News of Thursday, 27 June 2019
Ghana mentor Kwasi Appiah faces a anxious wait around above the fitness of skipper Andre Ayew for Saturday’s clash towards Cameroon in the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Ayew, 29, was substituted as a precautionary evaluate right after scoring an equaliser for the Black Stars in their Group F opener in opposition to Benin which finished in a 2-2 draw on Tuesday.
Along with Thomas Agyepong, he sat out recovery schooling on Wednesday but compared with the latter, the Swansea City guy nonetheless has a probability of showcasing towards Cameroon on Saturday.
“Black Stars Captain André Dede Ayew and Thomas Agyepong sustained injuries throughout the Ghana-Benin opening game final Tuesday at the Ismaïlia Stadium,” a assertion issued by the Black Stars Workforce Media Officer, Dan Kweku Yeboah claimed.
“Both gamers ended up substituted in the next fifty percent as a precautionary measure. Further health care examination expose that Agyepong will not be out there for selection for the Cameroon game. Nonetheless, the health-related crew are monitoring Dede’s problem and will suggest the complex crew concerning his availability based on how he responds to procedure”.
Mentor Kwasi Appiah appointed Ayew as captain of the countrywide team in advance of the match. The contentious conclusion led to the retirement of the preceding skipper Asamoah Gyan who only rescinded his selection pursuing an intervention by President Akufo-Addo.
Inter Milan midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah, who along with Gyan are but to debut at the level of competition is the Deputy Captain of the group.
Gyan was “elevated” to Standard Captain for the tourney.