Former WAFA SC defender Musah Nuhu has been ruled of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after injuring his knee in training.
The centre-back broke down after going in for a tackle during the first training session on day three of Ghana’s pre-tournament training camp in Dubai Wednesday morning.
Following checks on the extent of damage, the Black Stars’ medical team have granted permission to Musah “to travel back to Switzerland at the request of his club, St. Gallen.”
“After an initial medical examination by the Black Stars medical team, Nuhu has been permitted to return to his club for further assessment. Nuhu, will be accompanied by Team Psychologist, Dr Patrick Ofori,” read an official statement by Ghana FA.
Musah Nuhu, 22, who risks being sidelined for months by an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) damage, was one of the five uncapped players at the Ghana senior level who made the 29-man provisional squad for the Afcon.
Head Coach Kwasi Appiah’s centre-back options have now reduced to five – John Boye, Joseph Aidoo, Kassim Nuhu Adams, Jonathan Mensah and Mohammed Alhassan – as he prepares to settle on a final squad of 23 from 28 available players. The final list is expected to be submitted to Caf by next week Tuesday.