2014 World Cup: Black Stars complete second training session without Daniel Opare

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The Black Stars trained for the second time on Wednesday without defender Daniel Opare.


The 23-year-old has been excused to complete his move to Portuguese giants FC Porto, as exclusively revealed by Ghana’s leading portal.

Coach Kwesi Appiah supervised this morning’s training session at the Accra sports stadium with 23 players in attendance.

Leicester City left-back Jeffry Schlupp trained under the Ghanaian trainer for the first time after being handed a surprise call-up into the team.

Goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, John Boye,Suley Muntari all had a run out in what was an improvement of Tuesday’s training session.

The Black Stars will continue with their preparations at the same venue on Thursday before they engage a locally-select side in a friendly exercise on Friday.

The team will then fly out to Holland on Saturday ahead of a high-profile friendly against the Netherlands on May 31.


  1. Pharoah 7 says:

    All the other nations players were in camp as of monday gone-with the exception of course being those playing in the Champions League final on saturday-yet players for GHana continue to arrive late for camp,even though they all knew that tuesday the 10th was the assembly date to start camp.Also all these players respective leagues that the play in were finished since the 12th……unacceptable! Essien,Muntari and Gyan -who is the skipper-are the 3 most senior members of the squad and should have been first at camp thus setting an example to the others.Essien,in particular,needs every bit of traing time possible as he is the only one in this squad that has not played real regular football for years now.On the day that camping was to have started one of our opponents-Portugal-was announcing their final 23 yet only 14 players turned up for the first day of training for us!!!!! Totally unacceptable!!All the other nations began preparations in earnest IMMEDIATELY after the 12th-with another of our opponents,Germany,actually playing a friendly on the 14th! The Americans have had their homebased players in camp since january with their overseas based players arriving in camp last week.

  2. Ghanaman says:

    This is the from article. Us boys from tema can do better than this lazy journalist.
    Ghana striker Jordan Ayew and his elder brother Andre Ayew were among the 23 players, who reported to the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday morning for the second day of the Black Stars non-residential camping for the 2014 World Cup. The availability of 23-players means Coach Kwasi Appiah will have a full house for the Black Stars send-off match against the Dream Team on Friday at the Accra Sports Stadium at 5pm.

    Al Ain striker Asamoah Gyan, Marseille midfielder Andre Ayew, Sochaux striker Jordan Ayew, AC Milan winger Sulley Muntari, Stromgodset goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey, Rennes defender John Boye, Evian defender Jonathan Mensah, Leicester City defender Jeffery Schlupp and Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah were the nine new players at the work-out session.

    The nonet joined the other 14 players comprising Samuel Inkoom, Harrison Afful, David Accam, Mubarak Wakaso, Abdul Majeed Waris, Christian Atsu, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Rabiu Mohammed, Kwadwo Asamoah, Afriyie Acquah, Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumaila and goalkeepers Fatau Dauda and Stephen Adams, who reported to Tuesday’s work-out session.

    Head Coach Kwasi Appiah and his Assistant Coach, Maxwell Konadu led the 23-man squad into a jogging session for 20 minutes to warm-up their muscles and improve fitness levels. Goalkeepers Fatau Dauda and Adam Kwarasey later kept the two goal-posts in a practice match involving all the players grouped into two teams to test their tactical discipline, pace and recovery rate. The practice match played on the full pitch lasted for about 20 minutes before another 20 minute training practice game was played on just one half of the Accra Stadium pitch to end Wednesday’s work-out session.

    Defender Daniel Opare is set to join the team in Accra on Thursday. Michael Essien and Kevin Prince Boateng will join the Black Stars in Rotterdam for the friendly against Holland on May 30.

  3. Paul says:

    Thumbs up Ghanaman, u kill it. Lazy journalism at GHANASOCCERNET. Since they started camping GSN hvnt reported anything. I thought is a closed door training session nt knowing is all about the usual lazy journalism display at ghanasoccernet.

  4. Sasu says:

    Kpb never wants to play in Ghana…u cee hw hezz tryn hard t avoid de local friendly