Black Stars head straight to Kumasi ahead of Congo clashes

Black Stars head straight to Kumasi ahead of Congo clashes
Dieudonne Bezua Mbokani of DR Congo challenged by Daniel Amartey of Ghana during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon Quarter Final football match between DR Congo and Ghana at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 29 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Aug 28, 2017. 17:00

Ahead of their 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Congo, Ghana will begin their training with a session in Kumasi this evening.

The Black Stars will face Group E rivals Congo in back-to-back matches at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on September 1 and Stade Municipal de Kintele in Brazzaville on September 5.

Usually the Ghana team would gather and train in Accra ahead of travelling to Kumasi, but coach James Kwesi Appiah has decided to head straight to the venue instead, according to GHANASoccernet.

The Black Stars need a strong pair of results in the matches against the Red Devils, as they find themselves five points adrift of Group E leaders Egypt, who will battle Uganda in their two matches in Kampala and Alexandria.

Ghana have qualified for the last three World Cups in a row (2006, 2010 & 2014), with Appiah overseeing their successful campaign to book a spot at the last global tournament in Brazil.




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