John Paintsil injured, Rabiu suspended as Ghana turn attention to third place play-off

The Black Stars will go into Saturday's third place play-off without Mohammed Rabiu who is suspended and possibly, John Pantsil on the grounds of injury

Ghana defender, John Paintsil was stretchered off the field when the Black Stars were beaten by  Burkina Faso in the second semi final match at the 2013 Afcon.

It is believed that the 31-year-old tore a muscle in his thigh.

The former Westham United and Fulham defender went down with no contact and had to be replaced by Solomon Asante.

Details of the extent of his injury will be available by the medical team of Ghana by Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, midfielder, Mohammed Rabiu will miss Saturday's match after picking another yellow card today.

The Evian player needed to avoid a card to be able to play in Ghana's final match at the tournament.

Burkina Faso won the semi-final match 3-2 after the two teams settled for a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes.