Posted On Tuesday, 9th April 2013
Ghana have been handed a massive injury boost after Portugal-based midfielder Christian Atsu returned to action on Monday night.
The 21-year-old, who plays for Porto, played his first game in three weeks for the club as they beat Braga 3-1 following an injury layoff.
Atsu replaced Steven Defour in the 64th minute of the game at the Estádio Do Dragão as the home side came away with the victory.
The Ghanaian returned to training with the side on Friday, the first time since suffering the ankle injury last month.
Coach Vitor Pereira was not afraid to throw the talented winger into the game as the Ghanaian came in to help his side to the victory.
Atsu picked up an ankle injury three weeks ago and had not been involved for the Portuguese side since then.
He suffered an ankle sprain in a league game ruling him out of the Ghana–Sudan 2014 World Cup qualifier last month.
His return is a boost for Ghana who travel to Khartoum to play Sudan in a 2014 World Cup qualifier in June.
The winger, who has made 15 appearances for FC Porto with a goal to his name, is one of the Dragons’ key players.