Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has lauded defender Daniel Amartey for his brave return from a career threatening injury that kept him out of action for nearly a year.

The Black Stars defender made his first start in a Premier League game under Brendan Rodgers for the first time in 23 months on Sunday in the Foxes' 5-2 victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Amartey was overlooked for the recent Black Stars call up in the friendly game against Mali in Turkey next month as he was yet to play competitively for Leicester City this season.

The Ghanaian in midweek played his first game for Leicester City in the Carabao Cup since breaking his ankle in October 2018.

Amartey played in a back three alongside Turkey's Caglar Soyuncu and Jonhnny Evans lasting the entire duration of the game.

A Jamie Vardy hat trick and goals from James Maddison and Youri Tielemans helped Leicester City beat Manchester City 5-2 on Sunday.

"Congratulations on your massive comeback, Daniel Amartey," Akonnor posted on Twitter. "Wishing you more of today’s performance going forward. Cheers,"he added.