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AFCON 2021: RTU's David Abagna ruled out of tournament

BY: Kweku Zurek
AFCON 2021: RTU's David Abagna ruled out of tournament
AFCON 2021: RTU's David Abagna ruled out of tournament

Ghanaian forward David Abagna has been all but ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 tournament after suffering a tournament-ending injury to the last toe of his left foot.

The Real Tamale United (RTU) midfielder sustained the injury during training at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium annex on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) expects the player to be on the sidelines for four to five weeks meaning who will miss the remainder of the AFCON 2021 tournament which ends on Sunday, February 6, 2022.

"Team Doctor Adam Baba Mutawakilu has advised a non-weight bearing and strapping of the left foot, awaiting healing of the injury. The injury to the toe was confirmed after a scan of the left foot at a hospital in Yaoundé on Saturday," the GFA statement said.

David Abagna is one of the five home-based players who were included in Ghana's squad for AFCON 2021.

He scored 8 goals for Real Tamale United before departing for the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon where he is yet to play a game.