Ghana captain Appiah suffers injury
Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has suffered an injury just two days before he make his debut for Italian side Bologna.
The influential midfielder suffered the calf injury during training with the Serie A on Friday just two days after he secured his papers to play in the Serie A.
Initial prognosis show that he could be out of action for at least two weeks, which gives him the faint hopes of making Ghana's African Cup of Nations squad.
The news is a painful setback for the Ghana captain as he secured his papers to play in the Serie A just on Tuesday after a two-year absence on the European club scene.
Coach Franco Colomba was keen to use the Ghana captain in their game against Udinese on Sunday after hugely impressing during training.
In fact their training sessions this week were directed towards starting the Ghana captain but Colomba has been forced to change his plans.
Bologna were hoping to use the Appiah to revive their flagging fortunes while the player was returning to club action after a two-year absence.
"I am totally devasted by the latest events because after such a long absence I was looking forward to returning," Appiah told Ghanasoccernet.
"I was looking very sharp before this setback now I have to wait on what the doctors will say.
"I put my fate in the hands God. I hope I can recover in time to fulfil my ambitions for my country and club."
Tests will be conducted on Appiah on Monday to determine the extent of injury.
If he recovers in two weeks he should be available to play for the Black Stars at the African Cup of Nations next month.