Black Stars open camp with almost full house in Paris

Published on: 11 November 2011

Ghana have opened their training camp in Paris with almost a full house ahead of Tuesday’s friendly against Gabon.

The Black Stars have trained two times already without two key players John Pantsil and Asamoah Gyan because of visa problems.

Apart from the two players all the stars named by Serbian coach Goran Stevanovic have arrived in camp.

They trained on Friday morning and rested for the afternoon as they will go to the stadium to watch Nations Cup group opponents Guinea in a friendly.

The coach is expected to start mapping out his strategy for the game with all his players watch live to spot potential threats form the Guinean side.

Senegal are likely opponents against Ghana if they want to win the title and they will also be watched by the Black Stars.

With the friendly against Sierra Leone cancelled, the Black Stars will train five times before the friendly with Gabon on Tuesday.

Coach Goran Stevanovic will get the chance to observe some of the players for the first time and will use this  period to name his players for the Nations Cup.

Goran's squad sees debut call ups for three players as Charles Takyi gets his maiden invitation after completing his nationality switch.

Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp and Sumaila Rashid of Ebusua Dwarfs have also been called upon for their debuts.

Derek Asamoah of Pohang Steelers returns to the Ghana team again for the first time since 2008.


    says: 8 years ago
    Jordan and schulpp can replace gyan while inkoom and opare can do the job on pansail's behalf. they should not worry because they are regular starters. either they play or not we know what they can do.
  • danny alvez
    says: 8 years ago
    paintsil is not going anywhere and he is still better than inkoom and opare with his experience.john mensah,paintsil and suley r our utility players and we will be doomed if anyone calls for their head.this current bs team is useless without asamoah gyan,cos he is the one who always score our goals in every tournament that we go 2010 both african cup and world cup.
  • dadaba gonshots
    says: 8 years ago
  • Alkad
    says: 8 years ago
    BS cannever be doomed without any playr, who could have imagine ghana in the qtr final of 2010 WC without the active role of our SMS mid field (stephen, M. Essien n Suley). But it hapened, with very litl contribution of appiah n muntary, so no one shld say BS is useless without Gyan, without Gyan a better Gyan will emerge.
  • Bognaab ebenezer
    says: 8 years ago
    I wish the black stars all de best bt gyan is stil our main man like him or hate him.