Injured Ghana international Kwesi Appiah is making positive strides as he gears towards a return to the pitch in February.
This means that the England-based Ghana international is close to a return to the pitch after a career threatening injury he picked up on national team duty.
The Crystal Palace suffered the setback while training with the Black Stars in June ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Mauritius.
GHANAsoccernet.com understand that the 24-year-old is close to a return to the pitch on a light training basis after showing improvement in the previous phase of his recovery.
Appiah made his debut for Ghana ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of nations in Equatorial Guinea and has 6 caps with a goal to his name.