Cheik Tiote has resumed training with Côte d’Ivoire at the CAF Africa Cup of Nations.
The Newcastle United midfielder suffered an ankle injury in a Group D clash against Mali, and has so far missed the final first-phase game against Cameroon as well as the quarter-final against Algeria.
“Tiote has started light training and he is in the squad,” disclosed coach Herve Renard at a press briefing on Tuesday. “It will be difficult for him to start the game, but he is in the squad.”
Champions in 1992, the Ivorians are now just a match away from a second Cup of Nations final in three years, after they lost the 2012 final to Zambia.
Amartey fully fit for E/Guinea clash
Ghana defender Daniel Amartey has been cleared my medics for Ghana’s semi-final clash against Equatorial Guinea.
The FC Copenhagen defender limped off in the 33rd minute in Ghana’s 2-1 victory against South Africa.
The 20 year old was one of Ghana’s most impressive players in the tournament so far, forming a formidable defensive block with Jonathan Mensah.
“He has trained fully with the team on two occasions and is looking in good shape.” team doctor Baba Adam told Ghanasoccernet.com
Amartey’s return will give coach Avram Grant a tough decision to make after John Boye impressed in his two outings for the team.