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World Cup 2026 qualifiers: Black Stars in Bamako for Mali clash

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Black Stars have arrived in Bamako for the 2026 FIFA World Cup Matchday 3 qualifier against the Eagles of Mali.

Otto Addo’s men departed Accra at 5pm and arrived in Bamako around 19:00Hrs GMT via ASKY Airlines after training in Accra for five days in readiness for the crucial Group I clash.

The Black Stars are looking to bounce back from their topsy-turvy opening to the qualifiers following a 1-0 win over Madagascar and a 1-0 loss to Comoros in November last year.

We go into the game in search of our first win in five matches in all competitions after suffering two defeats and three draws in our last five competitive fixtures.

The Black Stars will take on the Eagles of Mali on Thursday, June 6 before hosting horns Central African Republic at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Monday, June 10, 2024.

Ghana’s traveling party included, Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Fredrick Asare, Joseph Wollacott, Alidu Seidu, Tariq Lamptey, Salisu Mohammed, Jerome Opoku, Alexander Djiku, Abdul Mumin, Thomas Partey, Salis Abdul Samed, Gideon Mensah, Ebenezer Annan, Mohammed Kudus, Ernest Nuamah, Ibrahim Sulemana, Edmund Addo, Elisha Owusu and Abu Francis.

The rest are, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Osman Bukari, Antoine Semenyo, Jordan Ayew, Ibrahim Osman, Kamal Deen Sulemana and Brandon Thomas-Asante.

Below is the Schedule for Saturday June 5, 2024:

Pre- Match Technical Meeting – 11am

Pre-Match Press Conference – 6:30pm

Official training at 26 Mars Stadium – 7pm