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2021 AFCON: Ayew sits out training ahead of Gabon game Friday

BY: Bernard Neequaye, Yaounde
Andre Ayew got injured during the game against Morocco
Andre Ayew got injured during the game against Morocco

The Black Stars resumed full training session at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium Annex on Wednesday morning without skipper Andre Ayew.

Ayew did not arrive with the team for the training session after picking up injury in Ghana’s narrow defeat to Morocco on Monday.

The 32-year-old forward’s failure to train with the team raises concerns about his availability for Ghana’s crucial Group C game with Gabon at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé on Friday.

Coach Milovan Rajevac had the rest of his players available for the training session with the exception of yet-to-return Ayax star Mohammed Kudus.

Kudus is expected to arrive in the team’s camp this week to join his teammates for the rest of the tournament.

According to sources close to the team, the 21-year-old could be in line to play for the Stars’ game with Comoros.

“It is not confirmed when he is expected to arrive but he is expected in camp this week,” the source told Graphic Online.

“If he arrives in time, he could feature in the team’s final game with Comoros in Garoua.”