Thu, 10 Jan 2008 Football News

Injuries rock Ghana camp in Abu Dhabi


Ghana's pre-Nations Cup squad in Abu Dhabi have been hit by several degrees of injuries ahead of the Cup of Nations on home soil.

Ghanasoccernet understands most of the players are half fit for the tournament. The situation precipated the cancellation of a proposed friendly against Al Nasr.

The Gyan brothers are in the treatment room healing ankle injuries.Russia-based Shilla Illiasu is on the road to recovery as he trained with the team for the first time in two months.

AshantiGold starlet Daniel Opare also looks unlikely to play in the competition with an ankle injury.

Lokomotiv Moscow's Haminu Dramani is also a major doubt for the competition with an ankle injury.

Striker Mathew Amoah is also doubtful after sustaining an injury in the dutch Eredivisie. He is not trained with the team since joining them in Abu Dhabi.

Inspirational captain Stephen Appiah was to the first to be ruled out of the tournament by a long-standing knee injury.

Head coach, Claude Leroy has been left with fewer options as he names his final 23-man squad on Thursday.