Ghana's key players show commitment by chartering a flight for Montenegro friendly

The last batch of Black Stars players will arrive on Tuesday morning before Ghana takes on Montenegro away at the Stadium Pod Goricum, Podgorica, on Wednesday night, GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed.  The match will be the last friendly before Coach Kwesi Appiah names his provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.  The Ghana FA boss made the revelation when he spoke to Power FM Sports.  “The Black Stars is a team in exile, in other words, you don’t have the players in camp all the time. Our players are all scattered in Europe and elsewhere. We’re, therefore, not in camp nor is there any real training session at the moment.”  “Per our plans, the team is scheduled to assemble on Monday with some arriving on Tuesday morning before training with the team.  “We’ll play on Wednesday and then leave on Thursday,” he said.  “This is a very important trip for us because it’s the last match before the team assembles for the final lap of World Cup preparations,” he added.  The Black Stars are scheduled to play the Netherlands, Honduras and/or Costa Rica as part of the pre-tournament preparations ahead of the summer World Cup.

Ghana’s top players in the chartered flight from Milan to Podgorica for the friendly against Montenegro

Ghana’s key players based in Italy and Kevin-Prince Boateng have shown their utmost commitment to the national team by chartering a flight to Montenegro for Wednesday’s international friendly.

Sulley Muntari, Michael Essien, Kwadwo Asamoah and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu were joined by Germany-based Boateng to charter the flight from Milan to Podgorica.

Even though the players are not paid match bonuses for friendlies, the five players charterted the flight to ensure their quick arrival and smooth journey to Montenegro.

The Ghana FA is unable to afford chartered flights for players to match venues so it shows that the players paid for the flight to take them directly to Podgorica.

This clearly demonstrates how devoted the players are to their country as some people in the past have questioned the commitment of the players to the Black Stars.

The picture posted on the social media shows Kwadwo Asamoah and Emmanuel Agyemang Badu taking the back seta of the small aircraft with Boateng and Muntari taking the front seat.

On that occasion it looks like Michael Essien was the cameraman which ruled him out of the nice picture the players posted.

They arrived in camp safely and will join their colleagues as they continue full training ahead of Wednesday night’s game.

Ghana continue their preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Wednesday with an away friendly against Montenegro with the match being the last before coach Kwesi Appiah names his squad for the World Cup.

For the global showpiece, Ghana – quarter-finalists in 2010 – were put into a particularly tough group alongside Germany, Portugal and the United States.


  1. papa says:

    well done guys!your commitment to the cause has never been in doubt!

  2. mishael says:

    ghana isa gud football game

  3. Benito says:

    Wow!what commitment?well done for showing how much you love your country by doing this.this is simply awesome!!!

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