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Ghana’s Essien, Waris make injury returns

Essien and Waris return to the pitch with plenty of time to prepare for the World Cup

Karim Farouk, Saturday 26 Apr 2014
Kwesi Appiah
Ghana's coach Kwesi Appiah (Photo: Reuters)
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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah recently received good news that two of his key players, Michael Essien and Abdul-Majeed Waris, have recovered from injuries with ample time to prepare for the World Cup.

Experienced midfielder Michael Essien recovered from a thigh injury that sidelined him since the beginning of April to get some action with AC Milan on Friday night.

The 31-year old tireless player came off the bench in the 58th minute to replace compatriot Sulley Muntari but that didn’t help as the Rossonneri slipped to a 2-0 defeat to AS Roma.

In France, The Black Stars’ rising striker Abdul-Maeed Waris has been named to the Valenciennes squad that will take on Guingamp on Saturday.

The 22-year old striker – who scored nine times this season – has resumed training as of last Tuesday following a shoulder injury earlier this month.

Valenciennes hope he will give them a huge boost in their relegation battle as they are 19th of the 20-team table.

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