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Ghana open camp with 19 players ahead of Mexico, USA friendlies

Ghana open camp with 19 players ahead of Mexico, USA friendlies

The Black Stars of Ghana held their first training session today at the Charlotte FC training ground ahead of the international friendly game against Mexico on Saturday October 14, 2023.

Ghana is set to face Mexico at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Following this match, they will compete against the United States of America on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at GEODIS Park in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Black Stars, four-time African champions, are using these two friendly encounters as part of their preparations for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Head coach Chris Hughton, alongside his technical team, oversaw the team’s first training session on Tuesday, which saw 19 players in attendance.

The training took place at the Charlotte FC training facility on Tuesday evening, laying the foundation for the team’s preparations leading up to their first game against Mexico.

The players, consisting of Richard Ofori, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen, Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Alidu Seidu, Kingsley Schindler, Nicholas Opoku, Stephan Ambrosius, Gideon Mensah, Joseph Aidoo, Joseph Painstil, Salis Abdul Samed, Antoine Semenyo, Ernest Nuamah, Ransford Konigsdorffer, Jordan Ayew, Elisha Owusu, Inaki Williams, Edmund Addo, and Thomas Partey, engaged in an intensive one-hour training session in Charlotte as they gear up for their forthcoming match against Mexico on October 14, 2023.

Jerome Opoku is expected to join the team’s camp on Wednesday.



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