Ghana were handed a massive fitness boost late on Friday night when it was revealed that key attacker Asamoah Gyan suffered no damage in his thigh, clearing him to play in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan.
It was feared that the Black Stars captain would miss the match in Kumasi after he suffered a thigh problem during a test game on Thursday.
The fear heightened on Friday morning when the in-form Al Ain attacker pulled out of their training session after complaining of pains in his right thigh.
But the Ghana camp have been boosted after the scan showed that the UAE-based attacker suffered no ligaments damage.
Despite receiving positive news, Ghana’s team doctors say will continue to monitor his progress ahead of the game at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Gyan suffered the injury during the team’s 5-0 friendly win over second-tier Asokwa Deportivo at the Baba Yara stadium.
The 27-year-old was hoping to shake off the problem but could not bear the pains in the thigh and therefore pulled out of the penultimate training session.
The absence of the former Sunderland hitman would have been a huge source of worry to coach Kwesi Appiah and his backroom staff.
Ghanaian fans were waiting anxiously for the outcome of the scan as he is hugely regarded as the country’s best striking option in the last ten years.
They are now relieved that their liveliest striker is available for Sunday’s key match for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Coach Kwesi Appiah could rely on Abdul Majeed Waris and David Accam in the worse scenario Gyan fails to recover in time for the must-win game.