Asante Kotoko’s head coach, Prosper Narteh Ogum, has provided an injury update on five players in preparation for their upcoming Premier League clash with Karela United on Sunday.
Ogum mentioned that defender Augustine Agyapong suffered a foot injury during Wednesday morning’s training session, and he has been advised to undergo a scan to determine the extent of the injury.
Richmond Lamptey, a key player for the team, has missed two games in the Ghana Premier League due to an injury he sustained during the club’s preseason.
Additionally, Justice Blay, a defensive midfielder, has yet to make an appearance for Asante Kotoko in the current league campaign due to an injury he picked up during preseason training.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Prosper Narteh Ogum stated:
“We all know Richmond Lamptey and Justice Blay are not training. For Blay, he is on a treatment plan and he’s being very positive. We had a series of meetings with him for him to adhere to the treatment plan, and he is following it.”
“For Lamptey, he had a hamstring injury during the preseason, and you know, it takes time for such injuries to heal. You need a lot of rest, medication, and a proper diet, and we are managing that. Fortunately, he joined full-scale training this week and even participated in the main team training this morning.”
“Julius Ofori also had a groin issue, and he’s receiving treatment. This morning, Augustine Agyapong complained of pain on the right foot’s side, so we asked him to undergo an x-ray. Fuseini Issahak also started training this morning, but at some point, we had to halt his session.”
Asante Kotoko is set to face Karela United in the third week of the Ghana Premier League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi this weekend.