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Ghana replaces Pappoe with Baba Mensah
Date: 19-Jun-2013       
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Sellas Tetteh's Ghana squad has seen one change as they prepare for the start of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.

Israeli-based Baba Mensah has taken the place of Chelsea defender Daniel Pappoe.

Pappoe's training and match schedule due to previous injuries makes him unable to be utilized fully for Ghana at the World Cup.

The Chelsea player experienced some swelling to his repaired knee during the Black Satellites' preparations in Switzerland.

After a study of the defender's medical records from club, Chelsea, it was established that Pappoe was being managed due to past injuries.

"He had a ligament injury back in Chelsea which was repaired a year ago. They were managing his schedule but the load of training with Ghana had increased. We noticed a swelling and requested for his medical records from Chelsea in accordance with the FIFA requirements.

"Considering his previous injury profile, we thought it wise that it had become difficult for him to combine our heavy training and the tournament schedule," Ghana's team doctor, Prince Pambo told www.ghanafa.org.

Ghana begin the campaign on Friday against France in Group A. The group also includes USA and Spain at the finals which will be played from June 21-July 13.

Source: Ghanafa.org

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