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Wakaso survives car crash on journey to play for Ghana

Mubarak Wakaso, Ghanaian international has narrowly escaped death after a near fatal accident in Spain on Sunday while on his journey to play 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier for his country next week.

According to, the midfielder was en route to a town called Loiu, 12 kilometers from Bilbao, to take a flight to his country to join the Black Stars when the accident occurred.

Wakaso’s car hit the railing of the motorway as he drove in rainy conditions on his way to the airport for the journey to Ghana to join the national team for for the match against Sierra Leone.

A picture of his car shows that the right side front tyre of car and that side of the vehicle was completely damaged following the crash.

However, the influential player did not required hospital admission and continued with his journey to the airport to catch the flight to Ghana.

Mubarak Wakaso's mangled car after the accident

Mubarak Wakaso’s mangled car after the accident

“Deportivo Alavés player Wakaso Mubarak has had a slight car accident this morning but he is in a perfect condition,” a club statement read in part.

“The incident occurred this morning on a stretch of the AP-68 motorway when the player was heading to the Loiu airport to travel to Ghana and join the national team.” “Wakaso has resumed his way to the airport normally minutes later,” the statement added.

The accident occurred just hours after Wakaso had played a key role in Alaves’ shock 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the Spanish top-flight on Saturday. Wakaso has return to the Black Stars team after he was excluded from the squad that lost 1-0 to Kenya in last month’s AFCON qualifier. Wakaso earned a return to the team following his superb form in the Spanish La Liga.

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