Sports News of Mon, 21 May 20184

Boakye Yiadom suffers ankle injury; set to miss Ghana friendlies

Striker Richmond Boakye-Yiadom is set to pull out of Ghana's upcoming friendly double-header against Japan and Iceland after picking up an injury in Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Shanghai SIPG in the Chinese Super League.

The Jiangsu Suning striker twisted his ankle after a heavy tackle on him.

He is expected to fly to Italy or Ghana during football break in China period for immediate treatment.

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Coach Cosmin Olâroiu is now hoping his dependable striker will be ready in time for the resumption of the Chinese league in early July.

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will however not have him for the 30 May and 7 June matches against Japan and Iceland respectively.

Despite coming in late, Boakye has been key to Jiangsu Suning finishing the first round of the season fourth on the table.

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