AFCON 2019: Atsu out of tournament with hamstring injury

AFCON 2019: Atsu out of tournament with hamstring injury
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports
Date: 02-07-2019 Time: 09:07:01:am
Christian Atsu injured

Christian Atsu has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to a hamstring injury.

The 27-year-old sustained the sprain during the Black Stars’ goalless draw with Cameroon in Group F on Saturday, with test results, confirming a long layoff.

Atsu injured

The Newcastle United player will thus depart Ghana camp in Egypt for England to undergo treatments. 

Ghana will face Guinea Bissau in a must-win clash on Tuesday that will determine the Stars’ fate in the competition, following a slow start marked by two draws, against Benin and Cameroon.

Atsu was named best player of the 2015 Afcon which Cote D’Ivoire won against Ghana on penalties.

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