By Ameenu Shardow
Rabiu Mohammed is eligible to play for Ghana in the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier against Sudan on March 24.
The 23-year-old has served his mandatory one-match suspension for receiving a yellow card in two consecutive games at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Rabiu was cautioned in the quarter final win over Cape Verde and was again booked in the semi final defeat to Burkina Faso to incur the one-game suspension.
He thus sat out the defeat to Mali in the third-place playoff in South Africa.
The Evian midfielder is now free to play for the Black Stars against the Nile Crocodiles even though CAF is yet to serve official notice to that effect.
The ex Udinese player emerged one of the revelations of the tournament and is expected to figure prominently in the next Black Stars assignment in Kumasi.
The persistent tackler was part of the historic Ghana U20 team that won the WAFU, Africa and World cups in 2009.