Ghana winger Kamaldeen Sulemana is in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury in training.
The Rennes player was left out of the squad to face AEK Larnaca in the final Europa League group game on Thursday.
Speaking after the game, head coach of Rennes Bruno Genesio confirmed the Ghanaian was injured and he is hoping the player is fit before the World Cup.
“He had pain in his ankle yesterday, he was injured. I hope for him that he will be fine for the World Cup.”
French journalist Thomas Rassouli, who was at the post game conference for the Rennes game, confirmed to 3 Sports that it is unlikely that Sulemana will play for Rennes again until after the World Cup in Qatar.
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“With how things are looking, he might not be on the pitch for Rennes until after the World Cup.”
The 20-year-old suffered a back injury that kept him out for 74 days last season and has since struggled to regain his place in Rennes’ starting XI.
He has played 14 games this season and has scored one goal whilst providing two assists. As things stand, he still has his place in the Black Stars provisional squad for the World Cup. However, it is unknown whether Otto Addo will take the risk of still including the winger in the final squad which is supposed to be submitted in nine days.
By Owuraku Ampofo|3Sports|Ghana