2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Ghana to begin camping today ahead of Sudan clash
Ghana’s Black Stars will today Monday, November 9 begin camping ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
Black Stars coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor invited 23 players for the double-header against the East African side with some of the players arriving in the country last night.
The team is expected to arrive in Cape Coast later today to begin preparations for the game on Thursday.
According to a directive from CAF, all matches to be played in the qualifiers should be held behind closed doors, however, a country can write to the body for an exemption should the game be played with the fans at the venue.
GHANAsoccernet.com has gathered that the Ghana FA has written to CAF to allow fans to watch the game and are yet to receive a response. Should CAF approve the GFA request to admit fans into the venue about, 500 spectators are expected to watch the game.
The GFA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo has indicated, the FA will adhere strictly to the COVID-19 protocols in camp.
The Black Stars camp will be barred from the fans and the media.
Ghana coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor is expected to have his full squad for the game by close of work on Tuesday.
Below are the players invited for the clash:
Goalkeepers: Richard Ofori (Orlando Pirates FC), Razak Abalora (Asante Kotoko SC), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (St Gallen)
Defenders: Baba Abdul Rahman (Chelsea FC), Gideon Mensah (Vitoria de Guimaraes, Afful Harrison (Columbus Crew FC), Anang Benson (MSK Zilina), Djiku Alexander (Strasbourg FC), John Boye (FC Metz), Nicholas Opoku (Amiens FC), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo)
Midfielders: Partey Thomas (Arsenal FC), Baba Idrissu (RCD Mallorca), Mubarak Wakaso (Jiangsu Suning FC), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens FC)
Andre Ayew (Swansea City FC), Tariq Fosu (Brentford), Samuel Owusu (Al-Ahli Jeddah) Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace FC), Caleb Ekuban (Trabzonspor), Jamie Leweling (Greuther Furth), John Antwi (Pyramids FC), Jeffery Schlupp (Crystal Palace).
source : ghanasoccernet
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