Ghana defender, John Boye has been rushed to the hospital with a suspected fever ahead of the Black Stars Group C opener against Senegal on Monday.
The Kayseri Eskihirspor defender was rushed to the newly built Mongomo Provincial Hospital in the company of team welfare officer,Sabahn Quaye and Ghana Football Association boss, Kwasi Nyantakyi.
Allsports.com.gh understands the player had been feeling unwell since Saturday but the situation had gotten worse on Sunday, leading to the decision to seek further medical attention at the ultra modern hospital.
Black Stars coach, Avram Grant will hope the defender recovers quickly as he hopes to present his strongest backline against the vaunted attack of the Teranga Lions.
Even though he has been struggling with his fitness, Boye is among the most experienced members of Grant’s team and is expected to provide leadership.
Meanwhile Black Stars captain, Asamaoh Gyan is also a doubt for Ghana’s open game against Senegal because of illness.
The Black Stars captain has been unable to train with the squad for the past two days because he is suffering from a mild bout of malaria.
Gyan was admitted to hospital in Mongomo on Saturday night and was released on Sunday morning.
The illness was detected at an early stage and Gyan is responding well to treatment.
Doctors will continue to monitor his progress ahead of the Black Stars opening Group C match against Senegal in Mongomo.