Aka undergoes successful knee surgery

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Brice Aka with his daughter Stacy, after the surgery.

Jomo Cosmos striker, Brice Aka, has successfully undergone surgery on his injured right knee after been sidelined for the past three months.

He sustained the fatal injury during a training session on 7 February, 2017.

Subsequent diagnosis detected severely damaged ligaments, which left the veteran marksman no choice but to go under the knife on Friday in Johannesburg.

Post-surgery reports indicated 100% success for the 34-year-old former Maritzburg United forward, but chances of the Ivorian returning to football look slim following the doctor’s recommended recovery period of nine to 10 months.

Aka, who has plied his trade with a number of clubs across the continent including his home country Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa and Morocco, last played competitive football for Cosmos on October 26, 2016, against Stellenbosch FC in Cape Town. He struck the only goal for Ezenkosi and later bagged a red card in a 3-1 defeat.

Nicknamed “The Big Animal” for his aggressive style of play and clinical finishing power, Aka was part of the Cosmos team that won promotion to the Absa Premier League in 2015, and scored 17 goals for Ezenkosi in his four year spell for the team.

-Mark Ogagan

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