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Afena-Gyan allays injury fears ahead of Nigeria return leg

Forward Felix Afena-Gyan is fit and will start the second leg of Ghana’s game against Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old forward, who impressed in the first leg, hobbled off in the 81st minute after going down due to a muscle strain.

The AS Roma star took to social media to make it clear he is okay and ready for the game in Abuja.

“Amazing crowd! Grateful for the show of love and support. I’m ok. We go again on Tuesday. Keep the faith,” he wrote on Twitter.

Young Afena Gyan impressed on debut for the Black Stars

The team will return to Accra on Saturday for a little shake up at the Accra Sports stadium before leaving for Abuja on Sunday.  Ghana will travel via a chattered flight.

The Black Stars will then train at the Mashood Abiola stadium on Monday, the venue for the crucial second leg.

In the first leg at the Baba Yara sports stadium, coach Otto Addo handed debuts to Dennis Odoi and Felix Afena-Gyan, both of whom impressed.

Ghana had chances to take the lead, with Abdul Fatawu Issahaku and Mohammed Kudus coming close at either side of the half.

Afena-Gyan could have give Ghana the lead deep in second half after a corner kink from Kudus evaded everyone.

Meanwhile, Nigeria gave Ghana a scare when the referee awarded a penalty only for the decision to be reversed by VAR.

The second leg will be played on Tuesday night at the Mashood Abiola stadium.

Credit: Ghanasoccernet 

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