Wafa’s Ashimeru out for six weeks after surgery

West African Football Academy (Wafa) captain Majeed Ashimeru has undergone a successful knee surgery in Belgium as he prepares for another long spell on the sidelines, having missed the start of the Ghana Premier League campaign which is now heading to matchday twelve.

The 18-year-old suffered the blow when he sustained a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee while training ahead of the new season.

Ashimeru has been plagued by injuries since his breakthrough debut season in the top-flight last term, with many tipping him to take this season by storm.

Wafa confirmed that the midfielder has gone under the knife and the operation went according to plan.

“Majeed Ashimeru has undergone surgery in Belgium to correct a knee injury,” a club statement read.

“The talented youngster went under the knife at the AZ Monica Hospital in the city of Antwerp, Holland.

“Dr.Geert Declercq, famous specialist and also doctor of the Belgium national team, performed the operation. Ashimeru will spend close to six weeks on the sidelines to fully recover. Management wishes him a speedy recovery,” the statement added.

In his absence, Martin Antwi has been elected as the substantive captain to lead the team.

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