Black Stars Start Training Tomorrow For Date With Uganda

SrstrngThe senior national men’s soccer team, the Black Stars, will begin preparation for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers tomorrow

Twenty-four players have been invited for the double-header against Uganda and Togo.

As per the schedule released by the Ghana Football Association last Friday, the 24 players will begin arriving today.

The players will hold their first training session tomorrow at 3:30pm.

The Stars are scheduled to play the Cranes on Saturday, September 6 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi before travelling to Lome to take on the Hawks on Wednesday, September 10.

Ghana is in Group E with Guinea as well.

The Stars’ match against the Ugandans will be the first since the 2014 FIFA World Cup early exit.

Meanwhile, The Confederation of African Football, CAF, has named Tunisian Med Said Kordi as the center referee to handle Ghana’s 2015 AFCON qualifier against Uganda this week.

The 39-year-old will be flanked by countrymen Anouar Hmila and Moheen Ben Salem as assistant referees with Slim Jedidi confirmed for the fourth official role.

Med Said is not strange to Ghana games as he handled Ghana’s 1-0 loss against Zambia in Lusaka during the 2014 World Cup qualifiers in June 2012.

Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng has launched a scathing attack on the Tunisian for Ghana’s Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifier defeat to the Chipolopolos for what was largely seen an unfair officiating.

Controversial Nigerian official Linus Mba has also been named as the match Commissioner for the crunch game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium after FIFA lifted their ban on him.

In another development, Uganda playmaker Brian Majwega is doubtful for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against the Black Stars of Ghana on Saturday because of injury.

The Cranes travel to Kumasi for the September 6th match and the key player is unlikely to play the match because of a problem that has been worrying for the past one week.

Head Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic says that Majwega has a muscle problem and might miss the trip to West Africa.

“Let us wait and see what the doctors will decide,” added Sredojevic.

 

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