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Team doctors are hopeful the Osasuna midfield enforcer will be battle ready ahead of the next friendly with Tunisia after picking a knock against Egypt Thursday

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah allays fears midfielder Anthony Annan may not be able to play in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament after picking a knock on Thursday.

Annan was immediately replaced by Derek Boateng when he landed gawkily in an attack in an international friendly against Egypt and began to limp.

Initial fears were that the Osasuna midfielder had suffered a severe injury that could cause Ghana as they seek to annex the continental trophy for a fifth time, but coach Appiah has assured Annan will be in training by Saturday.

“He didn’t actually land well,” Appiah said in a post-match interview. “According to the doctor, he should be up training tomorrow [Friday] or next after tomorrow.”

Ghana will play Tunisia on Sunday in their next warm-up game before moving to South Africa to battle Mali, Niger and DR Congo in Group B of the 2013 Afcon.

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