2023 AFCON: Ghana Changes Training Camp from Johannesburg to Kumasi
The Ghana Football Association has announced the cancelation of the “Black Stars” training camp in South Africa ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations as was earlier announced.
The Black Stars had earlier planned to spend around 10 days in South Africa on camp and were also expected to play Botswana in an international friendly, but things didn’t go as planned.
According to a release from the Ghana FA, the team will now camp in Kumasi beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2023. The decision to change the team’s camping plan was reached following a review meeting between the Management and Technical Team.
“The International friendly against Botswana scheduled on Monday, January 8, 2023, in Johannesburg is called off and the FA is working on finding a new opponent for the team as part of the build-up to the tournament in Abidjan.
“The Association is mindful of the request of the Black Stars Technical Team for a quiet and serene camping atmosphere, and thus, the hotel will be strictly inaccessible to the public and the media.
“Again, the training sessions will be behind closed doors and not available to the public and media. The team will, however, organize a session with the media. The friendly match will also be open to the public, after which there will be a post-match press conference with the media.
“The Association calls for public understanding and support to ensure that the objectives of the Technical Team of the Black Stars during the camping period in Kumasi are achieved.”
The Black Stars are paired in Group B alongside giants Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique.