Mensah confident of quick recovery

Ghana captain John Mensah said he is recovering well from a muscle problem he suffered in a CAF Africa Cup of Nations group game against Botswana.

"I'm feeling better with each passing day," Mensah said. "The doctor said after the scan in Libreville that it is a minor injury, I'm undergoing treatment and that in no time I will be back playing again."

However, the Lyon defender did sit out Sunday morning's training in Ngouni. Mensah was sent off in the opening Group D match against Botswana in Franceville, but he has served out a one-match ban and will be available for selection if he is fit for Wednesday's final group game against Guinea.

I'm feeling better with each passing day.
John Mensah, Ghana captain

His return will give coach Goran Stevanovic a pleasant selection headache as his four central defenders will all be available with Hoffenheim's Isaac Vorsah having served a two-match suspension.

Younger defenders John Boye and Jonathan Mensah have covered in the absence of John Mensah and Vorsah. And, the centre-back said he was delighted that in his absence Ghana defeated Mali 2-0 to stay top of Group D and stayed on course to secure a place in the quarter-finals.

"I was very excited that in my absence we won very well. I saw how they were all pumped up for this game in the morning of match day and I knew they meant business," he said.