National Women’s League Board and Black Queens Management Committee Chairperson, Leanier Addy has revealed that Black Princesses skipper Priscilla Adubea is afraid to undergo surgery.
Adubea, who suffered a knee ligament injury during a league game between Ampem Darkoa and Hasaacas Ladies a season ago, has not been in fine shape as the Princesses prepare ahead of the 2018 FIFA U-20 World Cup in France. The absence of the captain has raised concerns amongst the football fraternity.
Speaking to Ohene Bampoe–Brenya on Happy FM‘s Anopa Sports, Madam Addy disclosed reasons behind the captain’s no show.
“We know she has injury and doctors recommended surgery but she has not made herself available because, before we went to play Japan in a friendly game, the doctors recommended for surgery but she said her father has called her home but we insisted on the surgery so that she can come back and play. So if she had done it by then, she would have recovered,” he revealed on Happy FM.
“I am pleading with parents to allow their wards to accept surgeries when the need be because, the Football Association have sponsored most players to undergo successful surgeries and have not affected their career.”
“Government agency and the FA have supported most players to undergo successful surgery and some have come back stronger, prime examples are Leticia Zikpi and Florence Okoe and one other player who was then with the under-17 side. The FA took that responsibility and took them to South Africa, and now she’s back playing for the Black Queens again hence I feel she should accept the request and come back and continue her playing career.
Meanwhile, she debunked reports that Adubea has been through too much frustrations anytime she avails herself for the surgery.
“She is not supposed to report at the ministry, there is a medical team that have gone through her case and they will recommend when everything have to begin. The Ministry and the FA are ready to take care of everything as soon as a recommendation is sent from the doctor,” she added
By: Emmanuel Owusu Boadi