Asante Kotoko medical team doctor Michael Leat has revealed that midfielder Baba Mahama is fully fit to play a part in the Super Clash against Hearts of Oak on Sunday, three weeks after the club was involved in an accident.
The 21-year-old suffered several cuts on his forehead and nose when the Porcupine Warriors' team bus rammed into a stationary car at Nkawkaw after their 1-0 defeat to Inter Allies in Tema, with equipment officer Thomas Obeng Asare losing his life in the process.
“I won’t force any player to play when he’s not fit. They are okay, that’s why we decided to play against Hearts of Oak on Sunday,” Leat said on Tuesday.
“Baba Mahama will be ready for the game against Hearts. He is fit to play a part if he is chosen by the coach.
"All the first team players are fit to play on Sunday except Ollenu Ashittey and Michael Akuffo but we're yet to receive the medical report from the Black Stars Team B officials so we cannot confirm if Emmanuel Gyamfi will be ready for the game or not,” he added.
Goal understands that Kotoko coach Steve Polack, who suffered leg and neck injuries, have to pass late fitness tests before he can be on the bench on Sunday. However, team manager Godwin Ablordey is expected to take over if the Englishman does not recover on time.