Ghana’s Black Stars are currently in Kumasi, training ahead of the Ghana vs Ethiopia clash, which is their first qualifier match in the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament.
The Black Stars squad led by Coach James Kwesi Appiah touched down in Kumasi yesterday afternoon, being Monday, June 5. Prior to their arrival in Kumasi, Coach Appiah and his players have been holding a non-residential training camp in Accra in preparation for the match.
Kwesi Appiah who is on his second time journey as the Black Stars coach is determined this time around, to end Ghana’s long and frustrating trophy drought. He had therefore effected a massive shake-up in the national team, hoping to make it formidable enough to face the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
The overhaul came with huge surprises as it saw the axing of several prominent players, and the call up of many new faces, including home-based players. Coach Appiah who is known for giving chances to upcoming players had earlier promised that the expected new look of the national team will definitely be based on competition and expertise.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is also doing all within its jurisdiction, to see that the nation comes back to what it used to be in the world of football. They had also effected significant changes in the team management, which include the appointment of retired footballer, Stephen Appiah as Black Stars manager.
The Black Stars of Ghana who were drawn up in Group F alongside Ethiopia, Sierra Leon and Kenya, will be clashing first with The Ethiopian Walias. The Ghana vs Ethiopia match will come off on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The team will therefore be holding training sessions at 3:30 pm daily at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium until Saturday.
It is also on their timetable to visit an orphanage in Kumasi to make some donations to the kids.