Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, has criticised the Ghana Football Association for its handling of the team’s travel arrangements in relation to the friendly match with the United States on Saturday July 1.
After playing against Mexico on June 28 in Houston, Texas, the team struggled to Connecticut for the USA match.
On Friday, it emerged that there were not enough flights for the team so the players had to travel in batches between Texas and Connecticut. Speaking after the match, Appiah expressed his displeasure at the turn of events since he believed his team’s plans for the USA game were hampered. “Unfortunately, the travel arrangements were poorly done.
Under normal circumstances, the team should have a recovery session after the match. It was either we trained in the morning after the match or we flew to Connecticut and then had the session there. However, that was not done. He went on and added,
“In our case, the players could not travel on the same flight and some got there on the next day. I think it was not the best thing for us. I spoke to the GFA and I told them not to let this happen again. We are a team and teams do things together.
The players need to be in a group and I was assured by the FA that this would not occur again.”
The Ghana Football Association released a statement on the development on Friday and stated that the players and coaches had been spoken to and all differences were settled.
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