2014 World Cup: Ghana get injury boost as striker Waris and Essien make full injury return
By Akyereko Frimpong Manson
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Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah will have the luxury of selecting influential duo Michael Essien and Abdul Majeed Waris as they have both returned to full scale training.
Essien suffered a toe problem while training with the Black Stars after the reverse against the United States while striker Majeed Waris had not been able to get involved in full scale training after suffering a muscle tear in Ghana’s last pre-tournament game against South Korea.
Ghana Football Association Communications head Ibrahim Sannie Daara confirms the two are all set for Saturday’s group game against the European giants.
“The pains in Essien’s toe has subsided considerably and he has been training quite well. Waris has also been fit and training just three days after the injury so he is ready to play,” he told pressmen.
Essien came off the bench to play in Ghana’s opening Group G defeat against the USA while Waris was not involved in the game.