Ghana Lines up More Friedlies

GyanGhana have lined up friendly matches against Costa Rica and Honduras and will camp first in Europe and then in the USA before the 2014 World Cup.

The Black Stars will begin camping for their third successive finals on May 25 in Rotterdam where the Black Stars are scheduled to play the Netherlands on May 31.

The team will then move camp to Los Angeles, USA where the team is billed to play two more friendly matches against Costa Rica and Honduras.

“The Ghana Black Stars will begin camping on 25th May in Rotterdam,” Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi revealed.

“We will continue with our preparations in the USA.

“We will be staying in Los Angeles and play two friendly matches against Costa Rica and Honduras.

“We hope that with this preparation, the Black Stars will be in tip top form to face the challenges at the World Cup.”

Ghana will play Montenegro on March 5 before coach Akwasi Appiah names an expected provisional squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

The team will then commence intense preparations for the tournament on May 25 in Europe.

Ghana have made steady progress since qualifying to play in its first World Cup finals in 2006.

The Black Stars equalled Africa’s record of a quarter final at the last World Cup in South Africa having exited at the Round of 16 stage in their prior appearance in Germany.

*Medeama arrived in Equitorial Guinea yersterday morning ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup match against Panthers FC on Sunday.

The Mauve and Yellows touched down at the Malabo airport at 04:00am this morning and met on arrival by consular of Ghana’s embassy Emmanuel Duodu.

The team then checked in at the Tropicana Hotel and had breakfast at 07:30 am before retiring to their rooms.

Nineteen contingent made up of 19 players, FIFA referee Cecil Fleischer, five technical team members, four management team members and management consultant and Premier League Board member Kofi Manu made the trip.

Club president Moses ‘parker’ Armah did not travel with the team.

The team will host their first training session at 16hrs GMT (4pm Ghana time).

The FA Cup holders will be seeking a favourable result from the first leg to make the return encounter a mere formality.

Ebusua Dwarfs are expecting their CAF Confederation Cup opponents ASC Le Jaraaf from Senegal today.

Dwarfs will host the first leg at the Robert Mensah Stadium on Sunday.

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