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Ghana hold out on health and fitness of skipper in advance of Cameroon clash

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Sporting activities News of Thursday, 27 June 2019

Source: Graphic.com.gh

2019-06-27

Andre Ayew Captain Ghana Captain, Andre Ayew

Ghana mentor Kwasi Appiah faces a nervous hold out more than the health 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 after scoring an equaliser for the Black Stars in their Group F opener against Benin which finished in a 2-2 attract on Tuesday.

Together with Thomas Agyepong, he sat out recovery schooling but not like the latter, the Swansea Metropolis person nonetheless has a likelihood of featuring against Cameroon on Saturday.

“Black Stars Captain André Dede Ayew and Thomas Agyepong sustained injuries throughout the Ghana-Benin opening sport final Tuesday at the Ismaïlia Stadium,” a statement issued by the Black Stars Team Media Officer, Dan Kweku Yeboah said.

“Equally players have been substituted in the 2nd 50 % as a precautionary evaluate. Additional healthcare take a look at reveal that Agyepong will not be obtainable for collection for the Cameroon sport. However, the clinical crew are checking Dede’s situation and will advise the technological crew with regards to his availability relying on how he responds to treatment method”.

Mentor Kwasi Appiah appointed Ayew as captain of the national workforce ahead of the match. The contentious conclusion led to the retirement of the prior skipper Asamoah Gyan who only rescinded his decision following an intervention by President Akufo-Addo.

Inter Milan midfielder, Kwadwo Asamoah, who together with Gyan are still to debut at the competition is the Deputy Captain of the crew.



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