Local Black Star leave for South Africa tonight

FBL-WC-2014-GHA-PRESSERGHANA’S local Black Stars will depart Accra tonight to compete in the 2015 COSAFA Cup.

Ghana is competing in the competition which will kick off on Sunday in South Africa as a guest team from WAFU Zone B.

The local Black Stars will be involved in the competition at the quarter final stage.

Maxwell Konadu will however be leading his team to South Africa on Monday night to afford the team enough time to acclimatize before playing their first game.

The winner of the 2015 COSAFA Cup will earn $42,000.

Meanwhile,Ghana Under-20 coach Sellas Tetteh and his charges have begun final groundwork for the Fifa U-20 World Cup in Melbourne, Australia, where the group travelled to last Thursday after spending two weeks in New Zealand participating in a mini tournament which they won.

They are expected to be in Australia for two weeks before going back to New Zealand for the competition which begins on May 30.

Two friendly matches have been lined up against Portugal U-20 and Colombia U-20 in Sydney.

The Black Satellites are in Group B alongside Austria, Argentina and Panama.

Ghana will play their first match on May 30 against Austria in Wellington where they will also face Argentina on June 30.

Coach Tetteh led Ghana to historic victory in the competition in 2009, becoming the first and only African team to win the U-20 Fifa World Cup.

Under Tetteh, the Satellites claimed bronze at the 2013 U-20 Fifa World Cup held in Turkey.

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