Captain of the Black Stars, Andre Ayew will miss the team’s training session on Wednesday, January 12 as a precautionary measure.
Ayew played in Ghana’s opening group game against Morocco, where he sustained a head injury in the defeat to the Atlas Lions.
After the game, the skipper revealed in a post-match presser that he was unwell prior to the game.
“I’ve not been feeling well for the past two days, but I wanted to play. My colleagues wanted me on the field so I did everything to be there.”
The Al-Sadd forward who lasted the entire duration of the game on Monday despite the head injury was expected to be involved in the Stars subsequent training sessions.
However, the news from the Black Stars camp indicates that the captain has been excluded from the team’s training session on Wednesday.
Reports from Cameroon indicate that the player, who is playing his sixth AFCON, has been given the time off as a precautionary measure after Black Stars medics passed him fit, as of Tuesday evening.
Ghana’s next game is against Gabon on Friday, January 14 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.
Sofiane Boufal’s 82nd-minute goal helped Morocco to win 1-0 over the Black Stars.
The former Southampton winger attacked a loose ball before striking his effort into the far corner.
Ghanaians felt disappointed in the Black Stars after the loss and took to social media to express their disappointment with some attributing it to poor coaching.
However, Dede Ayew has assured Ghanaians the team would progress to the next stage of the tournament despite the loss.
“It’s football, no problem and we are very disappointed to concede at the last minute. I think we were solid against one of the favorites of the tournament. We went head to head with them, I am very confident that we would go to the next stage and that’s why we are here,” he said.
Ghana is now placed at the bottom of Group C hoping to secure six points against Gabon and Comoros to sail through the Group stage with ease.