Ghana's preparation towards the tourney pencilled for Egypt later in the month was dealt a big blow last Thursday when the leading striker limped off at training, raising the number of influential casualties to three. Chelsea's Michael Essien, Sulley Ali Muntari of Udinese are the other casualties expected to miss the Ghanaians' quest to annex the trophy for the fifth time. While Gyan, one of the team's highest scorers in both the World Cup and Nations Cup qualifiers picked the injury in the Stars' camp; the two others suffered the calamity while on duty with their clubs. Coach Djukovic had earlier been forced to invite two of his stand by players, Baba Adamu Amando and Louis Agyeman as replacement for Essien and Muntari.
The trio, are influential members of the team that is housed alongside Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe at the initial stages of the tournament. The injuries are considered as a huge set back to the Serbian's tactics ahead of the tourney, which would see both Cameroon and host Egypt all yearning for a fifth victory. It remains unclear who would be replacing Gyan, who pundits have tipped to cause the desired trouble to opponents. The Udinese left footer, Muntari would have also been making a nations' cup debut.