Ghana waiting on Waris

2014-06-11 13:26
Ghana's Majeed Waris (Supplied)
Ghana's Majeed Waris (Supplied)
Cape Town - The Ghana football fraternity is hopeful that striker Majeed Waris will recover in time to compete in the team’s World Cup opener against the United States on June 16.

Waris sustained a hamstring injury in an international friendly against South Korea on Monday night and there were initial fears that he would not compete at this World Cup because of it. However, it has subsequently been revealed that the player could and should be able to recover before their tough Group G campaign begins.

"Waris is improving and can now bend his knee with little pain," team doctor Adam Baba told journalists on Wednesday.

Should Ghana wish to call up a replacement they must do so by 15 June - 24 hours before their first match. However, team management have already indicated that they would not be making any rash decisions in that regard, adding that they would monitor the player closely right until that June 15 deadline.

"Me together with my medical team sat down to evaluate the injury and we hope to get him onto the field of play pretty soon.

"However, we'll still monitor him up to the deadline when we’ll give a final statement on his state.

"The FIFA deadline is 15 [June], so we will monitor till that day and see how things turn up," added Baba.
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