Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ghana - Uganda is on: preview

On Friday Junior Agogo and Haminu Draman both joined the swelling camp of Black Stars players.

As we speak they are in Tamale and are getting ready for their friendly against Uganda that starts pretty soon.

Tamale, in the northern part of Ghana will see coach Milovan Rajevac and his boys in person. This honour that used to be reserved for Accra and Kumasi. That rotation ended especially after the FA saw that the four stadia built for CAN 2008 would go waste. Sekondi first benefitted from this move.

Coach Milo has camped his team throughout the week in Accra, the capital, where the Black Stars on Thursday tested their preparedness for the game against the Cranes on Sunday with a 2-2 draw with second-division side King Solomon at the El-Wak Stadium.

Opoku Agyeman and Bernard Kumordzi were on hand to score for the national side.

The friendly against Uganda’s Cranes - who arrived on Friday - at the Tamale Sports Stadium is a prelude to the team’s preparation for 2010 World Cup double-header next month.

Ghana faces two tough away matches in the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign this June with the Black Stars paired against Mali on June 7 and a game with Sudan, thirteen days later.

The Black Stars sit at the top of the Group D World/Nations' Cup qualifying after securing an opening day win in the qualifying campaign.