Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Afcon

Ghana's Vorsah returns for Mali clash

Ghana will start first-choice defender Isaac Vorsah when they play Mali in Thursday's 2013 Africa Cup of Nations match in Port Elizabeth.

The Austria-based centre back missed the Black Stars’ opening Group B match against DR Congo on Sunday due to a groin injury.

Ghana are keen on boosting their squad in the crucial match that could determine their chances of reaching the second round of the competition.

Since making his return from injury, coach Kwesi Appiah has used the Red Bull Salzburg player at the heart of the defence in the team's training sessions.

Vorsah was played in that same position during the Black Stars’ final training session ahead of the match against the Malians.

"Vorsah will be available for selection as he has started training again after his injury," said Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah.

The former German Bundesliga defender is likely to play alongside Rennes defender John Boye ahead of Turkey-based Jerry Akaminko.

Mali have an early advantage in Group B thanks to their 1-0 win over Niger in their opening game of the group on Sunday.

The victory means they top the group on three points after Ghana were held to a 2-2 draw by DR Congo at the group's Port Elizabeth venue.


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk

Dr Errol Sweeney
14-year-old ref racially abused
We are constantly told that football is the most popular sport in the world and, to a large extent,...

Sunday Oliseh
Coaching Eagles: What they won’t tell you
Two days after starting as chief coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria a representative of a major...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria needs something valid to celebrate
The Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium erupted in an orgy of celebration after Nigeria beat Swaziland 2-0.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Mourinho and Rooney at crossroads
It was after a goalless draw at Old Trafford in the second match of the ill-judged season of David...