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2014 World Cup: Ghana to move camp to Florida after Holland friendly

Published on: 09 May 2014
The Black Stars will camp in Florida before going to Brazil

Ghana’s Black Stars will be heading for the United States to finalize their preparation for the 2014 World Cup by setting up a training camp in sunny Florida.

With 36 days to football’s biggest global gathering, Ghana and other World Cup teams expect to take advantage of Florida’s tropical climate conditions and time zone which are similar to that of host nation, Brazil, to polish their strategies.

Others headed to cities across the sunshine state to bask in the heat and humidity are African champions Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, England, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ecuador, Honduras, Japan and South Korea.

The Stars are scheduled to begin their training camp in Florida first week of next month and will play a friendly game against South Korea on June 9 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

It will be Ghana’s final warm up game before the stars head to Brazil for their opening Group G clash with the United States in Natal a week later.

Meanwhile Ghanaians in Florida in particular relish the opportunity of watching the Stars in action before they move to Brazil, with the various Ghanaian community groups already mobilizing to accord the national team a memorable stay in Florida.

Ghanaian groups are working in collaboration with the International Youth and Sports Organisation (IYSO), a US-based Ghanaian NGO,to implement a programme of action.

IYSO has been mandated by the GFA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports to undertake fundraising and promotional activities, including an event in Miami themed: “A day with the Black Stars” at which soccer fans will interact with the players get photo opportunities and purchase souvenirs and a special World Cup publication.

Source: Graphic


This article has 5 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benito says:
    May 09, 2014 11:59 am
    Come to New jersey the garden state,beautiful serene and facilities too.please...please
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 09, 2014 09:06 am
    So u not coming to DC no more.
  • cofie says:
    May 09, 2014 06:12 am
    I dnt understand why Ghana will want to do their preparations in America of all countries ooo. May be someone in the FA should come explain to us and we will understand the rationale
  • Tommy Acquah says:
    May 09, 2014 05:15 pm
    The best way to defend is to attack. Ghana should play an attacking game all the time and we'll do very well at this World Cup. The preparation arrangements look good.
  • bawah says:
    May 09, 2014 03:23 pm
    How can we make our préparations in the country of our opponent?God help us!