Kurt Okraku, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has expressed is excitement about the national the Black Stars’ upcoming international friendly against the USA Men’s national team.
The country’s football governing body, FA announced on Tuesday 30th May, 2023 that an agreement has been reached for the Black Stars to engage their counterpart from the US on October 17.
Speaking on the friendly, the FA President noted that he has no doubt the friendly will present a fine opportunity for the Black Stars to test their strength.
“We have always been looking for these kinds of opportunities to continue our team-building exercise so playing against the United States of America has come in handy.
‘’We have two more matches to end the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers and would need matches of this nature to prepare for future assignments i.e. the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
‘The game presents to us a very good platform to test our strength against one of the best teams in the World,” Kurt Okraku said as quoted on the GFA website.
Meanwhile, Ghana is currently preparing up for the last but one game in the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
Head coach Chris Hughton on Tuesday 30th May, 2023, announced his squad for the game against Madagascar with Tariq Lamptey, Mohammed Salisu and Antoine Semenyo all missing out of the list through injury.
The game against Madagascar is scheduled to be played on June 18.