Italy-based midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has returned to action after recovering from the injury that ruled him out of last week’s friendly against Japan.
The 22-year-old played his first competitive match on Sunday since suffering the during while playing for Ghana in a World Cup qualifier against Zambia.
The enforcer was among the 18 players named for the match in Yokohama but withdrew at the last minute because of the setback he suffered during the match against Zambia.
Badu spent some time with the medical team of his Italian club Udinese during last week before being cleared to play the Serie A match on Sunday.
The strong enforcer played for his club Udinese on 84 minutes as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Bologna in the Serie A game.
Badu’s return to action is a boost for Ghana as they prepare to play in the 2014 World Cup playoffs in October.
It is also a confidence boost for the player who has now grabbed a place in the Udinese starting line-up after scoring a cracking goal before the international break.
His return to action is a boost for Ghana as they prepare to play in the 2014 World Cup playoffs in October.
The Udinese star complained of pains in his knee after helping Ghana progress in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers following a 2-1 win over Zambia on Friday.
The 22-year-old came on as a second half substitute to help the Black Stars beat the Chipolopolo before an expectant crowd at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
Badu was seen limping after the game after which he complained to the Ghana medical staff of pains in his knee.