The Black Stars received a rousing welcome to Kumasi where they will host the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday.
Having opened camp on Sunday, the team trained in Accra on Monday before departing to the Ashanti Regional capital for the epic clash. Teeming supporters lined up the streets to cheer them as they arrived in the team bus to the stadium where they held a close door session on Tuesday.
Some remained outside the stadium as the Stars trained inside.
Asamoah Gyan apologize for ‘this nonsense must stop’ comment
Black Stars legendary striker Asamoah Gyan has apologized for his outburst on social media following the release of the Black Stars squad which did not include Belgium-based midfielder Majeed Ashimeru.
Gyan tweeted, “This guy Majeed Ashimeru is the best midfielder in Ghana, after Thomas Partey, period. I have kept quiet on this but this nonsense must stop. Smh”.
He later deleted the tweet and tweeted an apology saying “I still insist that Ashimeru deserves to be in this current Black Stars BUT am sorry for using the word “Nonsense” in my statement so I unreservedly withdraw that word, I was carried by my emotions. Go Ghana”.
Seven players omitted due to injuries – GFA
T the GFA has explained that the Anderlecht midfielder’s omission is due to injury. It said Ashimeru along with Antoine Semenyo, Baba Rahman and three others were invited but couldn’t join due to injuries.
“Majeed Ashimeru, Antoine Semenyo, Mubarak Wakaso, Baba Abdul Rahman, Samuel Owusu, Richmond Boakye Yiadom and Kamaldeen Sulemana were all handed call ups to the senior national team and were expected to report to camp on March 20, 2022 but failed to join the rest of the squad due to injuries at the respective club sides.”
Meanwhile, Jordan Ayew has been passed ready to feature in the two matches after returning negative for a Covid-19 test. He was a doubt despite his inclusion in the squad and will now feature against the Super Eagles.
You will stop your plenty talk on social media after Friday – Ahmed Musa warns Ghanaians
Super Eagles forward Ahmed Musa has sent a word of caution to Ghanaians saying that they will ensure the Ghanaians reduce their plenty talks on social media after Friday when they would have finished dealing with the Black Stars.
“As you can see, it’s about the politics, it’s about the Jollof that you mentioned, it’s about music, acting, fashion, everything. And thank God football has brought us together to show again who is the king. As the record shows… I’m not going to say anything about the past,” the veteran forward said as per Footballghana.
“They have good records better than Nigeria, but this is a new generation of the Super Eagles. We’re going there to break that record over there so that the more talk on social media will be reduced,” he noted.