Black Stars to begin training today ahead of Kenya clash

By Mutala Yakubu
Black Stars to begin training today ahead of Kenya clash
Black Stars to begin training today ahead of Kenya clash

The Black Stars are expected to begin training today September 4, 2018, in Ethiopia ahead of their 2019 AFCON qualifier against Kenya.

The Black Stars will play Kenya on September 8, 2018, in Nairobi but are currently camping in Ethiopia.

Reports indicate that 16 of the 20 players invited by coach Kwesi Appiah have arrived in Ethiopia.

John Boye and Kasim Nuhu Adams have been ruled out of this clash due to injuries they picked up on club duty. Rashid Sumaila of Red Star Belgrade has earned a late call-up to the team after the injuries suffered by the two players.

Kwesi Appiah says the absence of these two players will not affect the team and they will strategise to get a win from this game.

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Black Stars squad for Kenya clash

Goalkeepers: Lawrence AtiZigi (Sochaux, France), Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa).

Defenders: Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew, USA) Daniel Opare (Royal Antwerp, Belgium) Rashid Sumaila (Red Star Belgrade), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City, England), Andy Yiadom (Reading Football Club, England), Nicholas Opoku (Udinese, Italy).

Midfielders: Afriyie Acquah (Empoli, Italy), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Ebenezer Ofori (New York City FC, USA), Christian Atsu (Newcastle United, England), Edwin Gyasi (CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria) Kwadwo Asamoah (Inter Milan, Italy), Frank Acheampong (Tianjin Teda, China), Nana Ampomah (Waasland-Beveren, Belgium).

Forwards: Raphael Dwamena (Levante UD, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Majeed Waris (FC Nantes, France), William Owusu (Royal Antwerp, Belgium).

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