Injury boost for Ghana ahead of 2015 AFCON as John Boye returns to action for his club

Defender John Boye returned to first team action in Kayseri Erciyesspor’s 3-1 defeat at Istanbul Basaksehir to give Ghana a boost ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 27-year-old has been out for almost two weeks with a muscle problem.

Boye’s latest injury setback threatened to rob him off a place in Ghana’s final squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Equatorial Guinea.

But the former Rennes man returned to action for his club in the Turkish top flight game played on Saturday.

Boye came on as a 78th minute substitute but was unable to help his team avoid defeat.

His return to action is a major boost to Ghana as it shows he has fully recovered from the injury he picked up a couple of weeks ago.

Boye will join up with the Black Stars team when they arrive in Spain for their pre-Nations Cup camp.

The Ghana defender was unable to travel to Ghana for the Christmas festivities due to the continued competition in Turkey – unlike other parts of Europe where most of their competitions are on a break.