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Sports News Tue, 18 Sep 2018

I want to play for Ghana again but at 100 per cent fitness - Baba Rahman

Fit-again Schalke 04 defender Baba Rahman has shed light on his absence from Ghana's set-up for the recent Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya.

Having returned to action after over a year in the treatment room, the left-back had been expected to make a comeback to the Black Stars for the September 8 fixture.

He picked up the injury at the Afcon in January 2017, and completed his comeback in May this year when he came on as a second half substitute in Schalke's final league game of last season.

"I did not feel 100 per cent fit in the summer and I did not want to risk anything," Baba told Goal.

"I just wanted to give myself enough time to get fully fit again.

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"Additionally, there were some problems between the Ghanaian FA and the government which have now been solved.

"When I'm 100% ready, I want to play for Ghana again."

Originally scheduled to return to action after seven months on the sidelines, a series of complications held up Baba's return until May.

It is unclear if the full-back would be available for Ghana's double-header against Sierra Leone in the Afcon qualifying next month.

He is with Schalke on loan from English giants Chelsea.

Source: Goal.com
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