By John Kwesi Arthur
Football writer kick442.com Ghana
The Black Stars of Ghana have opened camp at the M Plaza Hotel in Accra.
Head Coach C.K Akonnor is expecting 32 home based players to report to camp on Monday, February 15, 2021 to begin preparation for next month’s double header Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.
Meanwhile, the technical team of the Stars have excused Asante Kotoko’s contingent from the first week of training to afford them ample time to prepare for their Confederation Cup tie in Algeria.
The Porcupine Warriors will travel to Setif, this week for their CAF Confederation Cup 2nd leg final eliminator against Entente Setif on Sunday.
The six players include, Razak Abalora, Yussif Mubarik, Ganiyu Ismail, Christopher Nettey, Ibrahim Moro and Kwame Opoku.
Aside the players, goalkeeper’s trainer Issah Najawu and Masseur, S.K Ankomah have also been excused.
Here is the training programme for the week.
Monday – Arrival of players and officials at M Plaza Hotel and recovery training at 5pm at McDan La town park.
Tuesday – Training at 6pm – McDan La town park
Wednesday – Training at 5pm – McDan La town park
Thursday – Morning Training – McDan La town park
Friday – Departure of players
The players are:
Goalkeepers: Joseph Addo (Aduana Stars), Razak Abalora (Asante Kotoko), Bawa Lord Martey (Elmina Sharks), Eric Ofori Antwi (Medeama SC)
Central Defenders: Haruna Jamal Deen (Great Olympics), Yussif Mubarik (Asante Kotoko), Ganiyu Ismail (Asante Kotoko), Konadu Yiadom (WAFA), Mohammed Alhassan (Hearts of Oak)
Full Backs: Amoako Kwadwo (AshantiGold SC), Christopher Nettey (Asante Kotoko), Ibrahim Moro (Asante Kotoko), Dennis Korsah Akoumah (Ebusua Dwarfs)
Defensive Midfielders: Justice Blay (Medeama SC), Rashid Nortey (Medeama SC), Salifu Moro (Bechem United), Gladson Awako (Great Olympics), Michael Otou (Great Olympics), George Asamoah (Ebusua Dwarfs), Ben Acquah (Ebusua Dwarfs)
Attacking Midfielders: Yaw Annor (AshantiGold SC), Salifu Ibrahim (Techiman Eleven Wonders), Maxwell Abbey (Great Olympics), Augustine Boakye (WAFA), Michael Agbekornu (Dreams FC)
Strikers: Kwame Pepprah (King Faisal), Diawusie Taylor (Karela United FC), Kwame Opoku (Asante Kotoko), Joseph Esso (Dreams FC), Evans Etti (Accra Lions FC), Andy Kumi Francis (Unistar Academy), Welbeck Takyi (Tano Bofoakwa).
The players will depart camp Friday for the coming weekend’s Premier and Division One League matches and return on Monday, February 22, 2021.
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