Information gathered by Xorlali.com indicates the Black Stars of Ghana will hold their training sessions in the Greater Kumasi region as they prepare for the AfCON 2023 tournament which will be hosted in Ivory Coast in a few weeks to come.
After a recent meeting between the Black Stars technical team and management, The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has decided to changed the venue for camping after Initially revealing that the team will be camping in South Africa ahead of the continental tournament.
In line with the sudden change in plan, the Black Stars team will begin their training and camping expedition in Kumasi on Tuesday, 2nd January, 2023.
In line with the Initially scheduled Pre-AfCON between Ghana and Botswana which was scheduled to be played on 8th January next year, the GFA and management of the Black Stars has decided to call off the match.
In replacement of this cancelled match, the GFA is working on getting the Ghanaian team a new opponent to play against and per speculations surrounding the change in plan, the Stars could be playing against Namibia instead of Botswana.
It has rumored that the Stars could play against Namibia because they have also chosen to make Ghana their camping venue ahead of the 2023 AfCON tournament in light of Ghana’s proximity to Ivory Coast, the host nation.
In line with the request for the Black Stars team to camp in a serene and calm atmosphere, the hotel that will accommodate players during camping will be strictly inaccessible to the media and the general public.
Additionally, fans and the media will not gain access to watch or record training sessions engaged in by the Ghanaian as all training sessions will be held behind closed doors.
Though fans will not have the opportunity to watch any of their training sessions, the upcoming Pre-AfCON which is yet to be concluded will be open to all fans and in addition, the media, fans and the general public will have access to the pre-match and post-match press conference before and after the match respectively.