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Afcon 2023Q: Joseph Aidoo ruled out of Ghana vs Madagascar

Defender Joseph Aidoo has been ruled out of Ghana’s first game in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers against Madagascar on Wednesday, June 1.

According to the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the Celta Vigo centre-back twisted his right ankle during the Black Stars’ training after joining camp over the weekend.

That made Aidoo sit out of Monday’s session for assessment by the team medics.

The former Inter Allies captain “has been ruled out of the game on Wednesday” and “is currently being observed by the medical team as he undergoes a thorough rehabilitation process to fully recover,” portions of a GFA update read.

Aidoo was tipped to command a starting spot in central defence for Wednesday’s game following the absence of Alexander Djiku who did not make the squad for the June fixtures.

The Ghana-Madagascar opening Group E qualifier is scheduled for 19:00 GMT at Cape Coast Sports Stadium.



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