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Injured Ghana skipper Mensah on the mend
Ghana skipper John Mensah said on Sunday he is recovering well from a muscle problem he suffered in an Africa Cup of Nations group game against Botswana
AFP, Sunday 29 Jan 2012
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Jhon Mensah

"I’m feeling better with each passing day. The doctor said after the scan in Libreville that it is a minor injury, I’m undergoing treatment and that in no time I will be back playing again," the Lyon defender said Sunday.

He once again sat out Sunday morning’s training in Ngouni.

Mensah was sent off in the opening Group D match against Botswana in Franceville, but he has served out a one-match ban and will be available for selection if he is fit for Wednesday’s final group game against Guinea.

His return will give coach Goran Stevanovic a pleasant selection headache as his four central defenders will all be available with Hoffenheim's Isaac Vorsah having served a two-match suspension.

Younger defenders John Boye and Jonathan Mensah have covered in the absence of John Mensah and Vorsah.

The big central defender said he was delighted that in his absence Ghana beat Mali 2-0 to stay top of Group D and on course for a place in the quarter-finals.

"I was very excited that in my absence we won very well. I saw how they were all pumped up for this game in the morning of match day and I knew they meant business," he said.

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