STANLEY midfielder Rommy Boco is on course for the African Cup of Nations after resting his bad back.
The Benin star will miss the Reds’ next three games but should be fit for the January tournament after having a scan on his back on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old feared the worst after suffering the same injury and missing three months last season. If the diagnosis was the same, it would mean he would miss the huge tournament in Ghana.
But he should be fit and raring to go for Accrington and Benin sooner rather than later.
“There is a slight fracture,’’ said Boco. “But it was good news. Last season, I played on but this season we seem to have caught it early. The specialist has told me to rest it for two to three weeks so hopefully I will be back soon.’’
Boco’s Benin are the outsiders in a group featuring African giants Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Mali.
They will be up against the likes of Sevilla’s Frederic Kanoute of Mali, Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Arsenal's Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue when they take on the Ivory Coast, and Kanu, John Mikel Obi and Jay-Jay Okocha lining up for Nigeria.
Boco said: “It is a very tough group for us, but we will be looking forward to going to Ghana and doing the best we can for our country.’’