Saturday, 21 October 2017
U17 World Cup: Abdul Yusif ruled out of Ghana’s game against India

U17 World Cup: Abdul Yusif ruled out of Ghana’s game against India

By Herbert BOAKYE YIADOM, Accra
Ghana Black Starlets defender Abdul Yusif Razak has been ruled out in Ghana’s final group game against host nation India tomorrow at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in New Delhi.

Abdul Yusif of Koforidua Youth was stretched off after a head-to-head collision with USA U-17 striker Josh Sargent in the 81st minute of Ghana’s match against the USA.
Ghana played with 10-men after Abdul Yusif’s injury as coach Paa Kwesi Fabin had already exhausted his substitution cards.
Abdul Yusif was unconscious after the head collision with Josh and had to be rushed to the Fortis Escort Heart Hospital, where he is currently receiving treatment.
He regained consciousness after about an hour. The Koforidua Youth player has been detained at the hospital, where series of tests will be conducted on him.
According to reports he has been diagnosed as suffering concussion. The Ghana medical team visited him yesterday to check on his condition. He has regained full consciousness and in stable condition but looks sluggish.
On the other hand, the Black Starlets will be hoping to pick up a win to enhance their chances of progressing to the round of 16.
Ghana lies third in the group with three points after one win and loss in two games played.
Ghana’s qualification was halted by USA in our second group game, which the Starlets lost by a lone goal.
Host nation India have been kicked out of the tournament after losing their two group games against USA and Colombia.
The Indians will be hoping to redeem themselves as they play the Black Starlets tomorrow.

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