Ghana's injured trio return to training ahead of Cape Verde clash
By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana’s injured trio of Anthony Annan, Mubarak Wakaso and Richmond Boakye-Yiadom returned to light training on Tuesday.
The return of the three players who are nursing various degrees of injuries comes at an opportune time as Ghana enters into the knockout stages of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Boakye-Yiadom is yet to play a part in Ghana’s campaign in South Africa after picking up an injury in one of Ghana’s warm up matches in the lead up to the Nations Cup.
Annan on the other hand has not played for the Black Stars since coming on as a second half substitute in the 2-2 draw with DR Congo in the Group B opener.
The on-loan Schalke player at Osasuna has been battling an ankle injury he picked up during the pre-Nations Cup camping in Abu Dhabi.
Wakaso who has been one of the most impressive players for Ghana in the tournament hurt his knee in the 1-0 win over Mali.
The injury initially feared to be serious has only kept the Espanyol player out for just a couple of days.
The recovering players however did not join the full set for Tuesday’s training session.
After jogging, the trio were separated to do their own kick about.
It is however uncertain at this point whether these players will be fully fit for Ghana’s quarter final game against Cape Verde on Saturday.
But the early signs of their recovery serves a big boost to the squad who are looking to end a 31-year wait for an African title this term in South Africa.