Ghana to pitch camp in Kumasi ahead of Ethiopia game

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The Black Stars are expected to touch down in the Ashanti region capital on Monday ahead of the Afcon qualifiers

Ghana senior national team is expected to arrive in Kumasi on Monday ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The Black Stars began a non-residential training sessions in Accra on Wednesday with 16 players including the Ayew brothers and debutants Felix Annan, Joseph Addo as well as Afriyie Acquah.

Captain Asamoah Gyan arrived from United Arab Emirates on Friday and joined his teammates before head coach coach Kwesi Appiah allowed the foreign players to have rest while local players joined their respective clubs for the Ghana Premier League matchday 17 games over the weekend.

"The Black Stars will arrive in Kumasi on Monday afternoon for Sunday's 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia," a GFA statement read.

"Coach Kwesi Appiah and his players have been holding a non-residential training camp in Accra in preparation for the match. The team will move camp to Kumasi for the opening qualifying match as they will arrive in the Garden City by 12:30pm.

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"The Black Stars will hit the ground running with their first training session today at 3:30pm at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The team will hold its daily training sessions at 3:30pm at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium from Monday until Saturday.

"The Black Stars have also planned to visit an orphanage in Kumasi to make some donations and also give hope to the kids. The Afcon qualifier against Ethiopia has been scheduled for Sunday June 11 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi," the statement added.

Goal understand that Ethiopia will arrive in Ghana on Friday with a 30-man contingent and will hold their official training session at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Saturday.

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