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Black Stars tackle Uganda in Marrakech friendly today

By Vincent Ashitey
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Ghana's Black Stars will play Uganda in their second international friendly in Morocco as part of preparations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June.

The Black Stars lost to the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-1 in Marrakech on Friday, March 26 2024,

On the other hand, Uganda were crashed 4-0 by Comoros in their first game and will come into this match as wounded lions hoping to have a go at the Stars to redeem themselves. 

Ghana’s last win over Uganda was in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon where Andre Ayew scored a penalty to hand Ghana all the spoils in the group stage. Whiles Uganda’s last win dates back to 2015 when Savio Kabugo scored to give them the three points in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Kampala.

Ghana coach Otto Addo is expected to ring some changes to the squad by bringing in experienced players like Mohammed Salisu, Andre Ayew, Tariq Lamptey and Joseph Wollacott, whiles Ibrahim Osman, Ebenezer Annan, Francis Abu and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku wait for their chance.

The Black Stars are on a rebuilding exercise after crashing out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire following one defeat and two draws in the group phase.

The experience from these games will help Otto Addo to assess his team ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June. Ghana will travel to Bamako to take on Mali before hosting Central African Republic in Kumasi.

The game against Uganda is scheduled for 16:00Hrs Kick Off at Grande de Stade Marrakech on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.