Soccer News of Saturday, 8 February 2014


Boye named in Rennes squad

Ghana defender John Boye has regained full fitness and set to make a return to top-tier football after being named in Rennes’ 18-man squad to face Ajaccio today.

The centre-back has been battling injuries since September last year after captaining Ghana in a 3-1 friendly defeat to Japan.

He picked up a hip injury but revisited the treatment room due to a groin setback.

Coach Philippe Montanier is satisfied with Boye’s recovery and is ready to hand him game time at the Stade François Coty.

Boye proved his fitness when he played full throttle for the Rennes’ reserve side in their 2-1 win over Guimgamp.

He missed Ghana’s two-legged 2014 World Cup playoff against Egypt in October and November.

Boye’s return will be a massive boost for Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah ahead of naming his World Cup squad in three months’ time.