Sports News of Tue, 6 Jun 20175

Dede Ayew courts Kumasi fans’ support for Ethiopia encounter

The Black Stars of Ghana have pitched camp in Kumasi, the host city for their 2019 Afcon qualifier against Ethiopia next Sunday.

Seventeen players, team officials and Ghana FA vice president George Afriyie made the trip from Accra after four days of non-residential training.

Five other home-based players – Nicholas Opoku, Daniel Darkwah and goalkeeping trio Felix Annan, Joseph Addo and Richard Ofori were the first to report at the team’s hotel after featuring for their respective clubs in the Ghana Premier League over the weekend.

All 22 players trained at the Baba Yara Stadium under the supervision of head coach Kwasi Appiah and his assistants.

“This is a stadium where we have bwen coming to often but all of a sudden, we switched to Accra and Tamale, but i think we were still playing in Ghana so its the same thing.

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“It is true that when we are in Kumasi, we know that we have the fans behind us. They always push us to do better and give our best.

“I hope that on Sunday, the stadium will be packed and that wecan starr rhis campaign with a victory,” Black Stars deputy skipper Andre Ayew told the media.

Meanwhile, Jerry Akaminko, Isaac Sackey as well as Colombus Crew duo Harrison Afful and Jonathan Mensah are yet to report to camp.

Ghana host the Walya Antelopes on June 11.

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