Ghana's Appiah to miss ACN

The hosts will be without their captain for Africa's footballing showpiece.

    Stephen Appiah (l) battles Ronaldinho [GALLO/GETTY]
    Ghana captain Stephen Appiah will miss the African Cup of Nations due to a knee injury.

    The midfielder won't play for two months "because of complications surrounding his long-term knee injury," a statement on the African Cup's website said.

    Ghana is hosting the 2008 African Cup, which runs from Jan. 20 to Feb. 10.

    Appiah travelled to Italy for tests where the extent of his injury was confirmed, the statement said.

    "The news has come as a bitter blow to Stephen," a statement on the player's website said.

    "He has been working hard in the last week or so to prove he is fine and fit."

    Appiah helped Ghana become the only African team to advance to the knockout stages of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Situation tense as thousands march in Harare to call for Robert Mugabe's resignation days after military takeover.