Locals leave for Ghana camp in Paris tonight

Published on: 09 November 2011

By Patrick Akoto

Locally-based trio Daniel Agyei, Ernest Sowah and Rashid Sumaila will jet out of the country on Wednesday night for the double-header against Sierra Leone and Gabon in Paris.

Serbian trainer Goran Stevanovic drafted the three local players into his squad for the weekend games after impressing in the domestic league.

They will travel alongside the backroom staff of the Serbian tactician including assistant coach Akwasi Appiah via KLM tonight.

The Black Stars will battle the two countries in an international friendly in a move to trim rough edges ahead of the 2012 joint African Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

Ghana are seen as the overwhelming favourite to lift the trophy for the first time after a flying run over the past five years on the continent.

Comments

  • chaleboii
    says: 8 years ago
    my problem is.....why do the black stars train that less?? they should at least arrive 3/4 days ahead of a game and have enough training sessions.Today is wednesday so that means they will arrive in the night and begin their training on thursday which is in my eyes late. Holland has a game against Germany õn friday and they started training on monday! Let us try and be a bit more serious too!
  • JK-Sasraku
    says: 8 years ago
    Overwhelming favourites? Why the unnecessary pressure on the players?
  • Pablo
    says: 8 years ago
    Where frm dis "overwhelming favourites"thing, those we see as minnows qualified ahead of de so called favourites(cam. Egypt.nigeria. S.A).so who re de minnows now?
  • Jahma
    says: 8 years ago
    I couldn't agree wit' u more on this Mr. JK-Sasraku. I always dread Ghana being tagged as the favourites 'cos this sort of brings abt complicency and underperformance. The media shd be mindful of their choice of words because they tend to as you rightly put it, put unneccesary pressure on the team. For me, it's better to be tagged as underdogs than favourites. Ivory Coast is equally in the run for the ultimate and we under estimate any team at our own risk.
  • Sly
    says: 8 years ago
    GHANA WILL WIN THE ACN 2012. NO COUNTRY IN AFRICA AT THE MOMENT CAN STOP GHANA. DO NOT BE AFRAID OF CIV AND SENEGAL ETC, WE HAVE BEATEN EVERY TEAM THAT HAS QUALIFIED AND CAN DO IT AGAIN.