-Ghanaian defender, Jerry Akaminko has been out of the black stars squad for 3 years now
-He believes the injury he suffered 3 years ago was not caused by any of his teammates.
-Comeback coach Kwesi Appiah has given the defender another opportunity to represent the country
In the last gap of friendly matches played by the national team leading up to the 2014 World Cup, the Black Stars lost one of its defenders through an injury in a friendly match game against the Netherlands on May 31, 2014. The defender had to be excluded from the final squad that was intended to represent Ghana at the football fiesta in Brazil that same year.
The Eskişehirspor defender according to the team doctor suffered a fracture to the left ankle joint in 2014. The doctor estimated a recovery time of 3 months, leaving the coach with no option than to replace the first team defender in time for the world cup in Brazil.
Reports were however circulating that his team mate and fellow defender, Rashid Sumaila was behind the long-term injury suffered by the player.
However, in an interview granted to Kumasi-based Nhyira FM, the defender who has received yet another call-up to feature in the senior national team debunked the reports that were in circulation but rather to consider his injury as an occupational hazard.
Comeback coach of the Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah has handed both defenders the chance to represent the nation in the AFCON qualifiers scheduled to be played this Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The two line backs are expected to pair each other in the heart of our defense should they pass the fitness tests.
Jerry Akaminko, who plays club football in Turkey, expressed his happiness on the occasion of his return to the senior national team. He stated that it was not true that any of his teammates and for that matter, Rashid Sumaila was the cause if the injury he suffered 3 years ago.
Ghana has been paired in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers with Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Kenya.
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