Kwadwo Asamoah set to miss Nations Cup

Ghana international Kwadwo Asamoah has been ruled out for three months with a knee injury which means the Juventus star is set to miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

25-year-old Asamoah has been a key player for the Black Stars, but the four-time African champions will have do do without him for the 2015 tournament, which is set to take place in Equatorial Guinea from 17 January to 8 February.

Asamoah will undergo surgery in his left knee in the next few days.

“It will take about three months for Asamoah to recover,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri announced ahead of the Turin derby against Torino on Sunday.

Asamoah has made 66 senior international appearances for Ghana, scoring four times.

He missed Ghana’s final two Nations Cup qualifiers due to the injury which he picked up at the start of November.

The Black Stars won the last of their continental titles in 1982 but came closest to adding a fifth in 2010 when they lost the final 1-0 against Egypt in Angola.

The news will come as a big blow to the

new Ghana coach Avram Grant

who takes up his position on Monday.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30262132