Soccer News of Thursday, 22 January 2015
Source: Graphic Online
Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, returned to training with the team yesterday, albeit a light workout, after staying away from action due to malaria.
Gyan was diagnosed with malaria and hospitalised for a day in Mongomo last Saturday and therefore missed the team’s 1-2 loss to Senegal in their opening Group C game last Monday.
The striker, however, has resumed training and it will be known today if he will be fit for the crucial second game against Algeria tomorrow.
Since last Tuesday, the Stars training sessions have been closed to the media, but the Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Sannie Daara, confirmed to the Daily Graphic that the captain had resumed training by jogging around and kicking the ball, but will have a clearance from the team doctor if he can resume full training.
The captain was spotted with his teamamtes heading to the restaurant for lunch yesterday and looked quite well and composed. He declined interviews but just responded, “I’m very fine”, when asked how he was feeling.
Ghanaian fans hanging around the team were obviously happy to see the captain back on his feet, as they wished him well and expressed the hope that he will be fit to play against Algeria tomorrow.