Ghana defender John Boye rules himself out of Stade Rennes Coupe de France game

Ghana defender with Burkinabe attack Jonathan Pitriopa at Rennes training

Ghana defender with Burkinabe attack Jonathan Pitriopa at Rennes training

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Ghana center-back John Boye has revealed he will not be available for selection for Stade Rennes’ in their Coupe de France tie against Valenciennes on Saturday. 

The 26-year-old was expected to make a comeback from a long injury lay-off which saw him miss Ghana’s World Cup qualifiers against Egypt but he has confirmed to GHANAsoccernet.com he will not be in the Stade Rennes squad for the game at the Route de la Lorient.

Boye told GHANAsoccernet.com: “No I’m not in the squad. I’ve to take my time and get back fully fit and ready.”

The former Heart of Lions defender has not played for the French side since coming off the substitute bench to play in Rennes 0-0 stalemate with OSC Lille in August 2013.

Boye had said he wanted to get back to action in early 2014.

Rennes squad for the game: Costil, Diallo – Moreira, Armand, Danzé, Emerson, M’Bengue, Kana-Biyik – Doucouré, Kadir, Bakayoko, Alessandrini, Makoun, Féret, Hunou – Oliveira, Pitroipa, Saïd.

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