Gideon Mensah has been ruled out of Ghana’s upcoming tough game against Madagascar next month. The Black Stars will face
Madagascar in match day 5 fixture of the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifier as they aim for qualification from Group E.
The left-footed defender has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier game due to injury.
The AJ Auxerre man reported to camp on Monday but has been excluded from the game after the medical team discovered a knee injury that was picked up in the course of his season in France.
“Gideon picked up a knee injury during the season but his club managed him conservatively until the end of the season. Upon assessment in camp on Monday, we decided to excuse him from this game in order not to aggravate the injury” Team medical head, Dr. Prince Pambo told ghanafa.org.
“We expect him to have enough rest during the break to be able to recover on time for next season” Dr. Pambo added.
Gideon Mensah who made his Ghana debut against South Africa in 2019 has featured in one Africa Cup of Nations tournament and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Ghana will continue with the preparations at the Accra Sports stadium on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 but will travel to Madagascar for their encounter.
Ghana will take on Madagascar in Antananarivo on Sunday, June 18, 2023.
With 8 points amassed in Group E, after four matches Ghana will go into this cracker to amass a win against Madagascar and secure qualification.
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