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Black Stars to pitch camp in Kenya ahead of Ethiopia match

By Michael Duah
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Black Stars to pitch camp in Kenya ahead of Ethiopia match

Black Stars team will meet in Kenya’s Nairobi for a camp ahead of its 2019 AFCON Qualifier against Ethiopia.

The Black Stars will be meeting Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Sunday, 18 November 2018.

''We will be camping in Kenya ahead of the game against Ethiopia because of the high altitude demands,'' Ghana’s coach Kwesi Appiah told Ghanamansports.

''The Technical team submitted our programme line up to the Normalization Committee and settled on Kenya, where we think would be good for the players to acclimatize,” Appiah added.

The West Africans lie bottom of Group F and will be desperate for all three points to keep its hope making it to the finals that will be staged in Cameroon next June.

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Ghana though has two games in hand following the cancellation of the back-to-back clashes with Sierra Leone last month. Sierra Leone failed to meet the conditions for the lifting of the Fifa-imposed suspension of the country's FA

Meanwhile, Asamoah Gyan and the Ayew brothers, Jordan and Andre have been reported to make a return to the national squad after getting excluded from the team that lost 1-0 to Kenya in October.

"We are just trying the new players and that does not mean those left out are not part of us,” Appiah explained at the time.
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