Black Stars’ stalwart defender Isaac Vorsah has finally returned from a long injury lay off that kept him out of action for close to three years.
His absence caused Ghana the absence of quality defence at the mundial in Brazil and this time, Ghana has been handed a massive boost for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as he returned to competitive action in Austria on Friday night after a two-year injury-induced absence.
The former Hoffenheim centre-back came off the bench to play for his Liefering side in their 5-1 hammering of FAC Wien in the Austrian second-tier league ending nearly three years of absence.
The 27-year-old defender had not played competitive football since playing for Red Bull Salzburg in their 2-1 Cup defeat against FC Pasching in May 2013.
Vorsah suffered injuries on his road to recovery from a problematic ankle injury and had to go back under the knife at Salzburg who later asked him to join their second string side in the Austrian second-tier.
Vorsah on Tuesday sat on the bench for the first time as Liefering recorded a 2-1 win over Austria Lustenau. However, on Friday evening the defender came off the bench in the 78th minute to replace Ghana youth midfielder David Atanga who scored an opening goal for Liefering in the earlier stages of the game.
Vorsah’s return to action could be good news to Avram Grant but it remains to be seen whether his partnership with the returnee from FIFA ban, Jonathan Mensah is a card the coach would want to risk playing.
His towering presence at the back of Ghana’s team gave many opposing sides the headache as to how to get past them and his return could force some changes in the centre-back of the side.