Chelsea defender Baba Rahman has rejoined the Black Stars squad after recovering from COVID-19, GHANASoccernet can exclusively report.
The left-back missed Ghana’s game against the Central African Republic in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Angola on Sunday due to a positive COVID test.
However, he joins his teammates in Japan for the Kirin Cup tournament after a quick recovery from the virus.
Rahman’s commitment to the senior national team is unquestionable as he avails himself whenever he is invited. He is expected to make his 45th cap in the game against Japan on Friday.
The Black Stars begin their campaign against Japan on Friday, with the winner facing either Chile or Tunisia in the final.
Baba debuted for the Black Stars in 2014 and has since established himself as the team’s first-choice left-back.
Unfortunately, the 27-year-old has struggled with injuries throughout his career, but that hasn’t diminished his dedication to the team. When Baba is in good shape and is summoned, he responds.
Baba has competed in four Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. He was instrumental in the team reaching the final and losing to Ivory Coast in 2015.
Rahman’s 2017 ended prematurely because he suffered a career-threatening injury. He was on the sidelines for several months.
Rahman was named to both the 2019 and 2021 squads, but he was one of many players who failed to impress as Ghana suffered shock exits in both tournaments.
He is expected to make the Black Stars squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar later this year.