Gyan out of Ghana's encounter against Equatorial Guinea

Ghana's Asamoah Gyan is seen during their African Cup of Nations quarter final soccer match with Guinea at the Estadio De Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 (Photo: AP)
Karim Farouk
Thursday 5 Feb 2015
Ghana captain and the team's star striker Asamoah Gyan hasn't been included in the team's starting lineup for the Africa Cup of Nations semi final game against Equatorial Guinea on Thursday.

"The Black Stars skipper suffered an abdominal injury after Guinean goalkeeper Naby Yattara stamped him in the dying minutes of the quarter-finals match between the two sides last Sunday," read a statement on the Ghanaian FA on Thursday. 

Kwesi Appiah, who was awarded a starting role against Guinea in the quarters, will partner Jordan Ayew, who is back in the starting eleven, up front.

Otherwise, coach Avram Grant maintained the same lineup and formation that played against Guinea.

Here is Ghana's starting lineup as published on the Ghana FA:

Razak Brimah - Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye - Mubarak Wakaso, Afriyie Acquah, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu - Jordan Ayew, Kwesi Appiah.

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