Ghana’s Essien ruled out of Burkina Faso game

CABINDA - Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has been ruled out of his side’s last African Nations Cup Group B game against Burkina Faso on Tuesday, a team spokesman said.

By (Reuters)

Published: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 6:36 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:06 AM

Chelsea’s Essien picked up a knee injury in training on Sunday.

“We still don’t know the extent of the injury but he won’t be available for the next game, it’s official,” Randy Abbey said on Monday.

Ghana, who started their campaign with a 3-1 defeat by Ivory Coast, must beat Burkina if they are to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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