Black Stars to arrive in Ghana today after victory over Zimbabwe

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The over 40-man contingent that travelled to Harare for the all-important World Cup qualifying game is expected to touch base in Accra on Wednesday

Ghana’s contingent to Zimbabwe for the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers is expected arrive in the country on Wednesday morning after d defeating the Warriors 1-0 in Harare on Tuesday.

A Thomas Partey’s free-kick was all that Ghana needed to pick the three maximum points at stake and breath life back into the hopes of qualifying to the World Cup to be staged in Qatar next year

Twenty six players travelled to Harare and when they arrive in Ghana, twenty three of them, with the exception of Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim, Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richard Attah and Dreams FC defender Philimon Baffour, the rest will move to their respective clubs in Europe and Asia.

Club football is expected to bounce back over the weekend and they are expected to arrive on time to take part of the games to be played.

Although, Ghana went top of Group G after the game, South Africa have overtaken them after they also pipped Ethiopia 1-0 at home to claim full points.

Ghana will travel to Addis Ababa next month for the penultimate qualifying game against Ethiopia before they host South Africa in the last game to determine who makes it out of the group.

The contingent was led by Ghana Football Association president Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku together with Black Stars Management Committee Chairman George Amoako. Also, management committee members like Fred Pappoe and Samuel Osei Kuffuor traveled with the team.

Head of communications at Ghana FA, Henry Asante Twum as well as deputy Ghana FA general secretary Alex Asante joined the team for the trip to see the day-to-day activities of the contingent.

Also, Central Regional Football Association chairman Robert Duncan and Volta Regional Football Association chairman Daniel Agbogah were also joined by deputy Youth and Sports Minister Evans Opoku Bobie as well as the chief director of the ministry Alhaji Hafiz Adam.

GHANA’S CONTINGENT IN ZIMBABWE;

Technical Team:

Head Coach – Milovan Rajevac, Assistant Coach – Otto Addo, Assistant Coach – Maxwell Konadu, Goalkeepers Trainer – Richard Kingston
Dr. Baba Adam – Team Doctor
Team Manager – Henry Martey
Samuel Ankomah – Masseur
Edward Acheampong – Video Analyst
Dr. Jonathan Quartey – Physiotherapist
Romeo Roy Ricky – Physical Trainer
Sulley Zampa and Daniel Yankey – Kits Managers
Nenad Glisic – Interpretor to Milovan Rajevac

Ghana squad:    

Goalkeepers:

Lawrence Ati- Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Richard Atta (Hearts of Oak), Ibrahim Danlad, (Asante Kotoko), Jojo Wollacott (Swindon Town)

Defenders:

Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC), Gideon Mensah (Bordeaux), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg).

Midfielders:

Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Baba Idrissu (Real Mallorca), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht), Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Steadfast FC).

Forwards:

Andre Ayew (Al Sadd SC), Kamaldeen Suleymana (Rennes), Joel Fameyeh (Orenburg), Yaw Yeboah (Wisła Kraków), Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha FC), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Caleb Ekuban (Genoa), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor)

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