Asante Kotoko defender Ismail set to be out for two-weeks

Published on: 15 June 2021

Asante Kotoko defender Ismail Ganiyu is is set to be ruled out for two-weeks after he sufferings an injury against Inter Allies in the Ghana Premier League on Monday.

Andrews Appau scored the match winner as the Porcupine Warriors rallied to a 3-2 at the theatre of Dreams in Dawu to keep their title hopes unscathed.

Ganiyu was substituted and replaced by Mubarik Yussif after the first 45 minutes.

Speaking after the game, Kotoko coach Mariano Barreto says the 25-year-old got injured due to the poor nature of the pitch at the Theatre of Dreams, Dawu.

"I had two injury situations. We had to replace Ganiyu because of injury afterwards Evans also sustained an injury because the pitch is not good. I don’t understand how this pitch can be approved for league match," he told Eli Kondoh in the post-match interview.

"Sometimes when we lose we try to find excuse but I tell you this pitch doesn’t meet any of the conditions to play a league match on," he added.

Ganiyu is expected to miss Kotoko's game against Thunderbolt FC in the MTN FA Round of 32 fixture this weekend as well as the top-of-the-table clash against Hearts of Oak.