Chelsea to bear cost of Rahman’s treatment

Baba Rahman

Baba Rahman

English Premier League side, Chelsea, will bear the cost of treatment for Black Stars defender Abdul Baba Rahman who got injured in the first game of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) against Uganda, in Gabon.

Rahman, is a player of the English side and was flown to the United Kingdom last week, after the injury for further treatment.

The defender twisted his ankle in the game against Uganda and this resulted in meniscus tear and a partial rapture of the anterior cruciate ligament according to Dr. Adams Baba, head of the medical team of the Black Stars.

Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), told the GNA Sports that, the cost of the treatment would be taken care of by the English club.

Mr. Nyantakyi said, though the player was on national assignment when the injury occurred, he will still be taken care of by his club side.

He, however, noted that, though the defender was insured by Gemini Life Insurance Company for the competition, the law forbids him to benefit from two insurance companies.

Despite his absence, the Black Stars defender will also receive $15,000 qualification bonus meant for every member of the team, after they qualified to the quarterfinals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon.

Rahman, who ended the competition prematurely, remains a member of the 23-man team that was sent to the competition, despite his absence from camp as a result of the injury.

Mr. Nyantakyi said the player would be entitled to every benefit that will go to the players though he was not in camp with them.

According to him, the player would also be entitled to a medal should the team make an entry into the medal zone.

He said the GFA has also held discussions on how best to support the player during the seven months that he would be away.

Mr. Nyantakyi earlier disclosed that  the player would be away for seven months after going for further checks in the United Kingdom.

Rahman is currently with his club Chelsea undergoing treatment after he was flown to the United Kingdom last week.-GNA


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