Ghana key defender Boye out of Togo clash

Eslam Omar, Tuesday 9 Sep 2014

No John Boye for the Black Stars against Togo in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Ghana's John Boye (L) kicks high and knocks into the face of Clint Dempsey of the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal June 16, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will have to do without Kayseri Erciyesspor centre-back John Boye in the away clash against Togo on Wednesday in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

"Boye couldn't walk and had to be helped off the pitch by the medical team after he sustained a serious ankle injury during training at Accra Sports Stadium on Monday," GhanaSoccerNet reported on Monday night.

In the first round of qualifiers for the tournament in Morocco, the Black Stars were held to a 1-1 draw at home by rivals Uganda, when Boye played the full 90 minutes. In their Group E opener, Togo lost 2-1 away against Guinea.

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