2014 World Cup: Russia-based Rabiu Mohammed arrives ahead of Ghana's early preparations
By Ameenu Shardow
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Russia-based midfielder Rabiu Mohammed is the latest to arrive in Ghana ahead of the commencement of Black Stars’ preparations for the 2014 World Cup.
The Kuban Krasnodar star arrived in Accra on Monday morning having completed his debut season in Russia on Saturday.
The 24-year-old will get a day of rest before joining the Black Stars’ non-residential preparations which starts on Tuesday at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Rabiu’s arrival brings the number of already arrived foreign-based players to six ahead of Tuesday’s preparations.
Samuel Inkoom, Harrison Afful, Jerry Akaminko, Rashid Sumaila and Abdul Majeed Waris have all arrived in the country.
Majority of the foreign-based Black Stars players are expected to arrive later on Monday having been in action for their respective clubs for the final game of the season over the weekend.
All with the exception of Michael Essien and Kevin-Prince Boateng will be in Ghana for the early preparations which include a farewell match against a local select side on Friday.
The team will however be hosted to a sending off dinner by President John Mahama on Thursday evening before they depart to the Netherlands to intensify their preparations.
Ghana will take on the Netherlands in an international friendly on May 31 before moving camp to the USA where they are billed to play South Korea in another friendly in Miami.