Afcon: Ghana coach Appiah on injury setback in pre-tournament camp

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah
Goal Ghana
The Black Stars offered his insights on their preparations for the June 21-July 19 championship in Egypt

Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah says a replacement will not be called up for Swiss-based defender Musah Nuhu, who has been forced out of their pre-Africa Cup of Nations camp in the United Arab Emirates due to injury.

The centre-back was granted permission to rejoin club side St. Gallen for further assessment after suffering his setback during Wednesday's practice.

"By God's grace everything is going well except [the situation of] Nuhu who got injured," Appiah told Graphic Sports Online.

"He had a knee injury and the club requested he comes to Switzerland for assessment.

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"There will be no replacement because we are now 28 players in camp."

Ghana will take on Namibia in a preparatory game on Sunday, a day before the 28-man squad is whittled down to 23 for the June 21-July 19 championship in Egypt.

The Black Stars will also face South Africa in a friendly game on June 14, six days ahead of their departure for the continental tournament to play Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in the group stage.