Ghana’s senior national team- Black Stars will begin training Monday 5th OCTOBER, 2020 ahead of the team’s international friendlies against Mali and Qatar later this week.
The Black Stars technical team headed by Charles Kwablah Akonnor landed in Turkey on Sunday to begin preparations for the game ahead of the team’s first game against Mali on Friday, October 9, before taking on Asian champions Qatar three days later in Antalya, Turkey.
Players invited for the game started arriving at the team’s camp on Sunday with others expected to join later today after featuring for their respective teams on Sunday.
Meanwhile, coach Akonnor will be without some five top players when they play the two friendlies.
Ghana’s number one goalkeeper Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United), John Antwi (Pyramids FC), Lumor Agbenyenu (Sporting) and Mohammed Kudus (Ajax) have been ruled out of the game the Ghana FA has announced.
In view of that, coach Akonnor has handed late call-ups to Turkey-based Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor) and Joseph Paintsil (Ankaragucu) to replace the players missing the game.
Akonnor will be making his coaching debut for the national team against Mali since his appointment early this year and will be hoping to start with a win.
The Black Stars will take on Mali on October 9 before facing off with Asian side Qatar on October 12, 2020.
The two games are preparations for next month 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.