Kofi Danning nears Brisbane Roar switch

The Ghanaian-born Australian international is nearing a return to A-league as he recovers from a knee injury
Ghanaian-born Australian winger Duke Kofi Appiah Danning is on the verge of joining A-league side Brisbane Roar.

Danning, 23, was back in Brisbane for rehabilitation on his right knee, which he had a reconstruction on four months ago. He is hopeful of penning a deal with his former club within a fortnight.

The Canberra product tore his anterior cruciate ligament during a friendly for Belgian side CS Vise earlier this year. He is hoping to start running again within the next two months and wants to be fit to play in December.

Halfway through a two-year deal with Vise, the 22-year-old wants to return to Brisbane, where he spent one season in 2011-12.

“'I'm looking to stay because I enjoyed my time at Roar and with my knee, being home and having the right people around me will make it a lot easier,” Danning said.

“I’m in talks with them at the moment and, hopefully, I'm very confident I'll stay home.”
The talented winger who was once a target of former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has played for the Australian national Under-17 and 20 sides, but could be available for the Black Stars or the Socceroos.