Injury scare: Black Stars train without Asamoah Gyan

With approximately 48 hours to Ghana’s semi final kick off at the AFCON 2015, the Black Stars trained on Tuesday morning without captain Asamoah Gyan.

The influential striker obtained an injury in the dying minutes of the quarter final match against Guinea on Sunday.

It is however, unclear whether Gyan will be fit on time when Ghana play the host, Equatorial Guinea for a chance at a ninth AFCON final on Thursday.

Addressing the media during the Black Stars’ training Avram Grant said, he wasn’t so sure Gyan will be fit to play on Thursday. ‘No I am not [confident Gyan will be available] because I don’t have the medical report.’

The striker was involved in a clash with Guinean goalkeeper leading to a red card for the Guinean goalie.

The severity of Gyan’s injury has led to Ghana coach, Avram Grant calling on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to meet out a much stiffer punishment to the Guinea player to serve as a deterrent.

According to Ghana coach Avram Grant, the incident provides an opportunity for CAF to set an example.

“What happened with this goalkeeper and what he did to Asamoah Gyan is an opportunity for everybody at CAF to show how they protect their players. A goalkeeper when it’s 3-0 could deliberately maybe finish the career of Asamoah Gyan because I can tell you that 2 cm lower and Asamoah Gyan would not be able to play for many years. I think that CAF need to take a decision and ban this player for many years. First it is a bad injury, second when you do it with the score at 3-0 in the last minute then you do not respect the game and you do not respect your friend,’ Grant said angrily.

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