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

15:51 GMT+3 08/06/2019
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah
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.

"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.