After five months of frustration through a long injury lay out on the sidelines, Ghana’s Rabiu Mohammed has made a return to the pitch.
The 23-year-old midfielder came on for the last 10 minutes as his Russian club Kuban Krasnodar cruised to a 2-0 away win over Rubin Kazan in the Russian Premier League on Sunday.
The lanky Mohammed had last played a competitive game in November last year, before suffering a serious injury that threatened to rule him out of the World Cup.
The news of his return will particularly come as music to Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah’s ears, as during most of his tenure, he has openly made known his preference for the former Evian Thonon Gaillard man as his midfield enforcer.
His return is expected to raise the level of competition for places in Ghana’s much publicized populated midfield as Kwesi Appiah gears up to name his team for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
Kuban Krasnodar are at home to CSKA Moskva on Sunday in their next competitive fixture, and Mohammed will be hoping to play a part in coach Viktor Goncharenko’s plans as he continues to ease his way back to form.