Ghana's Black Stars have undertaking their first training
session ahead of Sunday's crucial Group “D” 2010 World Cup/Africa Cup of
Nations against Benin.
Only 11 of the 22-member squad were present at the session held on Monday
afternoon at the Ohene Djan Stadium, Accra under the instructions of head coach
The players at training included six foreign-based ones, made up of Jonathan
Quartey (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Jonathan Mensah (Free State Stars, South
Africa), Samuel Yeboah (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), John Paintsil (Fulham, England),
Nana Akwasi Asare (KV Mechelen, Belgium) and Moussa Narry (Auxerre, France).
The local component includes Philemon MacCarthy (Hearts of Oak), Harrison
Afful (Fetteh Feyenoord), Samuel Inkoom (Asante Kotoko), Rahim Ayew (Eleven
Wise) and Daniel Yeboah (Heart of Lions).
The session lasted for more than 30 minutes as Coach Rajevac and his charges
tried out some tactics ahead of the crucial match.
A source close to the Stars technical team hinted GNA Sports Stars that captain
Stephen Appiah and the rest are expected by the close of Monday.
The Stars are expected to leave for Kumasi on Thursday where they will continue
with their warm up training ahead of the match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, the
venue of the match 0n Sunday, March 29.
The Stars will also play Mali and Sudan in the final round qualifiers for the first
World Cup to be staged on African soil, come 2010 in South Africa.