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2014 World Cup: Daniel Opare joins Black Stars training, Ghana now at full strength

Black Stars training

Black Stars training

By Ameenu Shardow

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Defender Daniel Opare is the latest to join the Black Stars’ early preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Accra.

The full back is the last to arrive and took part in Thursday evening’s training session at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Coach Kwesi Appiah is now operating a full house with the exception of Kevin-Prince Boateng and Michael Essien who have been granted permission to stay away from the early preparations in Accra.

Isaac Vorsah visited the team before training commenced on Thursday.

The defender is not part of the provisional squad due to doubts over his fitness.

Skipper Asamoah Gyan led his team through physical drills in Thursday’s session which was witnessed by an impressive crowd at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The team later worked on possession drills after which they played a half-pack game.

The team then finished off the session with shooting drills with striker Jordan Ayew getting the loudest cheer by scoring all of his kicks.

The Black Stars and members of the Ghana FA will be hosted to a dinner by President John Mahama at the State Banquet Hall.

They will then play a farewell match against a locally select side on Friday and will depart for their training camp in the Netherlands the day after.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Addey Cephas says:

    Black Stars no size !!!!!

  2. bin gbagbo says:

    players to drop: samuel inkoom, albert Adomah, Mubarak wakasu

  3. ZG GH4LIFE says:

    So Jordan Ayew is not gonna make it easy for the coach, i hope he makes it, i feel like he has something to prove when given the chance in Brazil

  4. anokwale says:

    Cannot drop Mubarak. He has been pushed aside by the return of Dede and Muntari but in reality he is a key player in the team. Until another midfielder demonstrates that they can send in a good cross from the right side then Adomah will still be around.
    Inkoom could find himself dropped along with Sumalia and Acquah.

  5. readi 2 dye says:

    Weakest link is afful n opare…watched these two play during qualifiers, they always almost give me a heart attack…never seen Schlup play…I also believe we should put kasa on cr7 straight 90 minutes take him out the game…then again what do i know..I only watch soccer when the blackstars play I am big NFL fan…whatever go GH..

  6. readi 2 dye says:

    Weakest link is afful n opare…watched these two play during qualifiers, they always almost give me a heart attack…never seen Schlup play…I also believe we should put kasa on cr7 straight 90 minutes take him out the game…then again what do i know..I only watch soccer when the blackstars play I am big NFL fan…whatever go GH..

  7. kuukuphilly says:

    LETS GO BLACK STARS OF GHANA…

  8. NTOO says:

    DAVID ACCAM,AFRIYIE ACQUAH AND WAKASU out..better luck nexttime.

  9. cyril demba ba says:

    I also watched da team train today n I tink we re on track. God Bless Ghana n Protect da team

  10. grandpa says:

    USA have name their 23 man team today Donavan out

  11. yaw boakye says:

    That was a big mistake. Experienced as he is, should have made the cut.