Ghana FA boss explains decision to camp Black Stars in USA ahead of the World Cup

Black Stars to camp in Los Angeles ahead of World Cup

Black Stars to camp in Los Angeles ahead of World Cup

By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu

Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi says the decision to camp the Black Stars is the USA before the World Cup is due to the similar weather conditions and proximity to Brazil.

The Black Stars will begin intensive camping ahead of the tournament on May 25 in Rotterdam.

Ghana is scheduled to play the Netherlands in an international friendly six days later.

The Black Stars will then move camp to the USA where they will be based in Los Angeles.

While in America, coach Akwasi Appiah’s team will face Costa Rica and Honduras in warm up matches ahead of the commencement of the tournament on June 12.

“The main rationale for us moving [to USA] is for acclimatisation,” the Ghana FA boss told Metro FM.

“Most of the teams are also going to the USA because of the proximity to Brazil.

“And therefore if you continue t0 stay in Europe you may not get strong opponents to play your matches with.”

Ghana is drawn in Group G in the World Cup where the Black Stars will be facing Germany, Portugal and USA.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. kuukuphilly says:

    but try very well to move the team to the east coast.u see new York and move camp to los Angeles,Wetin hapen u.

  2. joy says:

    NO BODY WILL ENJOY THE TAX PAYERS MONEY, NYANTAKYI, WE ARE GOING TO TALK

  3. smokey says:

    Wherever the team sets up camp it wont be to everybodies liking but thats football for everyone has their own opinion.

  4. Wuatoto MaddDogg says:

    Very welcoming to us Americans i live in Los Angeles and every this people imma follow them and watch every single bit of their training to see their weaker Goalkeepers and fullbacks so i can report back to Jurgen Klinsmann who lives across and give him every detail of their training.
    This will definitely help in our course of schooling this people on 06/16 in Natal and pay ‘em back 4 all the pain they’ve caused us in ’06 ’10

  5. Wuatoto MaddDogg says:

    Very welcoming news to us Americans, I live in Los Angeles and everywhere this people(Black Stars Team)goes imma follow them and watch every single bit of their training to see their weaker Goalkeepers and fullbacks which are definitely the weaker links in their team so i can report back to Jurgen Klinsmann who lives across and give him every detail of their training.
    This will definitely help in our course of schooling this people on 06/16 in Natal and pay ‘em back 4 all the pain they’ve caused us in ’06 ’10.
    Thank You Ghana FA and please don’t change your decision stick with your plan of coming to camp in the Greater Los Angeles area as we will make sure to contaminate all the water you drink and prepare food with whiles you’re in your hotel in Los Angeles and weaken your team b4 06/16