Baba Rahman have a balance chance to play in our next game – Avram Grant



Head coach of the Black Stars, Avram Grant has stated Baba Rahman’s prospects of playing any further part in the Africa Cup of Nations are “50-50” after the left-back suffered an apparent knee injury during the opening 1-0 Group D win over Uganda.

Rahman, who is on loan with Bundesliga outfit Schalke from Chelsea, was stretched off after he twisted his left leg.

Grant saw his side labour for long periods during the second period and he felt a playing surface featuring sanded areas that cut up from kick-off played its part.

“About Baba we need to wait and see, I don’t know,” he told a post-match news conference. “It’s 50- 50, we will see in the next day what will happen.

“I am happy for the three points, we can play better but the result is more important than everything in a competition like this.

“We missed two or three good opportunities but I am happy for the win. We can improve our game. That’s what we need in a big tournament.

“It was not easy to play on this pitch. Our game is to use one or two touches. It was difficult in the second half to move how we used to move.”

But the defender speaking JoySports, after the match he said, “I am fine now and it is not serious as I thought.

“We have to do some examination on what exactly happened but I am hoping to be back in our next game against Mali.” He added.

Black Stars will play Mali on Saturday January 21st.

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