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African Nations Cup: Michael Essien Exit Blow For Stuttering Ghana

The woes of Ghana are not yet over, as confirmed news from their camp reveals stand-in captain Michael Essien has been ruled out of Tuesday’s Nations Cup clash against Burkina Faso.

“We still don’t know the extent of the injury but he won’t be available for the next game, it’s official,” team spokesperson Randy Abbey disclosed to the media in Angola on Monday.

The Chelsea midfield ace picked up a knee injury during training on Sunday. The scan result on his health condition is yet to come out.

The Black Stars had a stuttering start to their African Nations Cup campaign when they fell to a 3-1 defeat against Ivory Coast.

They need a win against their northern neighbours to seal a place in the last eight.