Black Stars arrive in Garoua to prepare for Comoros; supporters to travel by air on Tuesday after new arrangements


The Black Stars touched down at Garoua on Sunday afternoon and have already checked in at their hotel to fine tune for the last game of the group

Ghana players, technical team and management team safely touched down in Garoua on Sunday afternoon after moving their camping base from Yaounde ahead of the last game in Group C of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations ongoing in Cameroon.

The Black Stars played their first two games in Yaounde where they lost narrowly to Morocco on opening day and shared the spoils 1-1 with Gabon on Friday.

Now, they badly need a win to progress from the group stage and must defeat Comoros in the last game of the group on Tuesday in Garoua.

Black Stars in Garoua

The Black Stars, unfortunately, will be without midfielder Kudus Mohammed who is yet to arrive in camp due to injury concerns. The Ajax midfielder was named in the 28-man squad with the hope that he would recover fully to join his countrymen for the national assignment.

However, Ajax coach Erik Ten Hag has suggested that the player may not play part in the Afcon since he is yet to regain match fitness and was even left out of the matchday squad for their league game this weekend.

“[Not including him in the Ajax squad against Utrecht] already proves what I’ve said all along. He is not [match] fit and it would be strange if he would join the [AFCON],” Ten Hag said .

Also, Benjamin Tetteh will sit out of the game after he was handed a three-game ban by CAF for punching a Gabonese defender on Friday. The lanky striker spent only five minutes on the field but was captured on camera to have given the Gabon defender a powerful left hook following a scuffle after the game.

AshesGyamera can now confirm that Ghanaian supporters in Cameroon will not travel by road from Yaounde to Garoua to cheer the Black Stars on after a timely intervention by African Origin Travel and Tours.

Initially, they were expected to travel 18 hours by road from Yaounde to Garoua but details of all supporters have been taken and necessary flight arrangements are ongoing to move them on time.

The supporters, according or our checks, will leave Yaounde on midday of Tuesday and arrive in Garoua a little over an hour later, before they head straight to the match venue to throw their weight behind the Black Stars.

Ghana currently sit third in Group C with a point after two games.


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