Mubarak Wakaso to join Black Stars for Iceland friendly

By Mutala Yakubu
Mubarak Wakaso
Mubarak Wakaso

Ghanaian midfielder Mubarak Wakaso, is expected to join the Black Stars squad for Ghana's friendly against Iceland on Thursday, June 7.

The Deportivo Alaves midfielder together with Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah were expected to travel with the Black Stars team to Japan but the duo withdrew from Ghana’s friendly games against Japan and Iceland due to disagreements over appearance fees.

Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah confirmed that both players withdrew from the squad because they were not ready to accept an appearance fee of $2000 for each game instead of the usual $5000 the players get per friendly.

Mubarak Wakaso is expected to leave Accra on Saturday, June 2, 2018, for Iceland to join the rest of the team.

This means the 27-year old midfielder will be available for selection in next Thursday’s game at the 15,000 capacity Laugardalsvöllur Stadium in Reykjavik.