Accra Hearts of Oak fans favourite Ibrahim Salifu continues to make headlines even in the treatment room as reports of his return to action keep circulating in diverse tones, but ghanasportspage.com delves into the details of the facts of the situation.
Salifu suffered the injury in Hearts of Oak’s 1-0 defeat to Karela United at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park at Anyinase a month ago. Hearts of Oak later announced that the workaholic midfielder has been ruled out for three weeks, and he has since spent more than three weeks recovering from the serious knock.
The former Eleven Wonders super star’s return to full training with the squad has been a keen expectation for the fans of Accra Hearts of Oak, and there has been several reportage in the media with different accounts on the matter.
To set the facts right, we can confirm that the midfielder has been training with the squad for the past three days as he steps up his recovery to return to the turf. Salifu has been following exactly the medical guidelines and schedules given him by the doctors of the club, and will soon return to full fitness.
As part of his training, Ibrahim Salifu has been doing running, physical strengthening, gym work and stretching. He is scheduled to training with the team again on Tuesday afternoon, where he will continue with the runs and gym work. Salifu is expected to train without the ball to continue to keep in shape.
The midfield dynamo expected to start ball work from Thursday, March 10, after which he will fully join the squad for full training.
Accra Hearts of Oak will host West African Football Academy (WAFA) in the matchday 19 fixture of the ongoing Ghana Premier League season at the Accra sports stadium. Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu is yet to release his squad list for the game, but ghanasportspage.com can confirm that Salifu has been ruled out of the game against WAFA, but he is not too far from a return to action.
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