Ghana who have joined South Africa after having camped in Namibia where they hooked a 1-0 win over Brave Warriors in a warm-up match in Windhoek http://en.africatopsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/615x340_can2013_ghana_joie1.jpg , are expected to play debutants Congo Brazzaville today (Monday) in Bloemfontein. http://en.africatopsports.com/2014/01/08/ghana-coach-happy-with-preparation-ahead-of-chan-2014/
Home-based Black Stars are expected of have a good start to the competition unlike their West African fellow Nigeria who had a humiliating start by bowing 1-2 to Mali http://en.africatopsports.com/2014/01/12/chan-2014-mali-beat-nigeria-first-thunder-in-south-africa/ in their opener Saturday.
Coach Maxwell Konadu in charge of Stars in South Africa, has already revealed pride over the preparation http://en.africatopsports.com/2014/01/08/ghana-coach-happy-with-preparation-ahead-of-chan-2014/ of his crew ahead of Chan 2014.
Ghana is sharing Group C with Congo, Libya and Ethiopia that they will have to leapfrog and qualify for the knockouts.
Ghana's final Chan squad:
Goalkeepers: Stephen Adams (Aduana Stars) Foli Adade (Medeama) Isaac Amoako (Asante Kotoko)
Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana Stars), Tijani Joshua (AshantiGold) Francis Morton (Ebusua Dwarfs) Kwabena Adusei and Abeiku Ainooson (Asante Kotoko) Nuru Sulley (Hearts of Oak) Alfred Nelson (Liberty Professionals)
Midfielders: Michael Akuffo, Jordan Opoku, Richard Mpong and Yahaya Mohammed (Asante Kotoko) Jackson Owusu (Berekum Chelsea) Theophilus Anobaah (Medeama) Aseidu Attorbrah (New Edubiase) Latif Mohammed (AshantiGold)
Strikers: Sulley Mohammed (King Faisal) Kennedy Boateng (Medeama) Paul De-Vries Asare (Wa All Stars) Samuel Afful (Hasaacas) Seidu Bancey (Asante Kotoko).