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Ghanaian Abass nears Mainz 05 debut after training return

18:35 SAST 2018/09/19
Issah Abass
The Ghanaian is in contention for game time after rejoining team practice

New Mainz 05 acquisition Issah Abass is in line for his German Bundesliga debut on Sunday, having resumed training after a brief time off.

The Ghanaian, who joined Die Nullfunfer during the recent transfer window, has had to wait longer for his first appearance as an infection ruled him out of Saturday's 2-1 triumph over Augsburg

He transferred to the German outfit from Slovenian champions NK Olimpija in a five-year deal.

Having resumed training, Abass is on course to make his Mainz debut in Sunday's away trip to Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

He would hope to continue from where he left off at Olimpija 

In Slovakia, the 19-year-old made 53 competitive appearances for The Dragons, netting 17 times.

His goals included three strikes in four outings in the Europa League this season.

The former Ghana under-17 attacker played for lower tier side Asokwa Deportivo during his time in his homeland.