Black Stars centre back Joseph Aidoo has been ruled out of next year’s Africa Cup of nations in Ivory Coast due to injury. The Celta Vigo defender sustained an injury during the Black Stars friendly game against Mexico in the USA. the 28-years-old was lasted just 27 minutes of the game which Ghana lost 2-0 to Mexico and was flown to Spain for assessment.

According to medical report, the former Inter Allies stalwart will be on the sidelines for 6-7 months which will make him miss the the AFCON tournament in January 2024.

After an assessment by his club’s medical team, it has been announced that Joseph Aidoo will be out of action for up to seven months.

“The head of RC Celta’s medical services, Juan José García Cota, operated this morning on center back Joseph Aidoo, who suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in a match played with his national team last Saturday. The intervention, which passed without complications and took place early in the morning at the Fremap Hospital in Vigo, consisted of the reconstruction of the tendon with reinforced suture and the application of growth factors. The light blue defender will remain out for a minimum of 6-7 months. The club reiterates its message of encouragement and support for Aidoo, whom it wishes a full recovery,” the Spanish club announced on Thursday, October 19.

The development has handed Ghana a big blow as they gear towards exorcising the ghost that has haunted them of winning the prestigious tournament since they last did in 1987.

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