Pantsil hopeful, Camara gets started

John Pantsil has been cleared to play in Ghana's remaining two group games at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations after further medical tests.

The right-back will hope to figure in Thursday's second Group A outing against Namibia after playing in the 2-1 win against Guinea last Sunday. Following that victory, in which he received a head injury, he complained of dizziness and was taken to hospital. Although the versatile defender has since been given the all-clear, he will be closely monitored.

Meanwhile, his club-mate Henri Camara played the last half-hour off the substitute's bench on Wednesday night as Senegal began their Group D campaign with a 2-2 draw against 2004 champions Tunisia. The striker, who is making his third finals appearance, will hope for a starting berth when Senegal are next in action on Sunday night against Angola.

2008 Africa Cup of Nations (selected fixtures)

Thursday 24 January
Group A - Ghana v Namibia (7.30pm)

Sunday 27 January
Group D - Senegal v Angola (5pm)

Monday 28 January
Group A - Ghana v Morocco (5pm)

Wednesday 31 January
Group D - Senegal v South Africa (5pm)

The quarter-finals will be played on 3/4 February although Ghana and Senegal cannot meet until the semi-finals at the earliest. These will be held on 7 February, with the final set for 10 February.