Ashanti Gold goalkeeper Robert Dabou is likely not to feature for the club for the rest of the season due to a broken leg which was repaired through a surgery this week.
The 26-year-old suffered the injury during a pre-season friendly against second-tier side Asokwa Deportivo in December and despite showing signs of recovery, his situation worsened while training with the club's physiotherapist.
And with Ashanti Gold languishing at the bottom of the log after the first round of the season, the club's chief executive officer, Kudjo Fianoo believes the injury to the goalkeeper would leave him with no part to play in their bid to survive relegation.
"It is unfortunate that Robert Dabou is out of the season but we're happy that his surgery was successful," he said.
"We believe that he will have a good recovery process and join his teammates later. But in his absence, the club has made some good decisions and hopefully we would survive the relegation scare. Several good players have joined and we have hope and trust in them go turn around our season when the league resumes from the short break.
"Since we're even out of the FA Cup, the technical team will have some space to plan, rehearse and execute the plan perfectly," he added.
Ashanti Gold were able to sign Appiah McCarthy, Nurudeen Seidu, Theophilous Nyame, George Owu, Cudjoe Mensah, Abeiku Ainoonson, Kenneth Owusu and Aaron Amoah in the second transfer window.