Kwesi Appiah ruled out of Mauritius clash
Ghana striker Kwesi Appiah has been ruled out of next week’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritius after suffering a cruciate ligament tear during training with the Black Stars.
The England-based striker suffered the injury while training with the four-time African champions last week.
The doctors after initial scans have confirmed his unavailability for the Black Stars match at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
“Kwesi Appiah suffered a cruciate ligament injury in one of our training sessions and the team doctors have ruled him out of the Mauritius game,” Ibrahim Sannie Daara said.
“He could be out for weeks if not probably months. So Kwesi would have to go back to the UK for further treatment. Unfortunately, his doctor in the UK is on holiday so he will stay in Accra for treatment to continue until he is okay to leave.” The Crystal Palace forward who burst onto the scene and excelled in his early days as a Ghana international after head coach Avram Grant took him to the Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea had received yet another invitation for the home qualifier on June 14.
However, his chance to play in the Ghana colours before home crowd has been delayed by the cruciate ligament injury he suffered during the Black Stars’ opening raining session at the JMG Academy grounds last Thursday.
Appiah excelled for Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations.