Fourteen Black Stars players have arrived in Kenya ahead of the double header against Congo on Sunday in the 2012 Nations Cup qualifier and an international friendly against England two days later.
The players include locals Sammy Adjei, Nathaniel Asamoah, Ernest Sowah, and Berekum Chelsea’s Emmanuel Clottey who earned a late call-up as replacement for injured Sulley Muntari.
Greece-based Bernard Yao Kumordzi, Kwadwo Asamoah, Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu and Samuel Inkoom have all reported at the Nairobi camp for the crucial duels.
Stars’ coach Goran Stevanovic is expected to begin his full training session Tuesday by which he would have had his full compliment of 24 players.
The Stars need a good result in Congo to shore-up chances of qualifying into the 2012 Nations Cup to be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Important as the qualifier may be the Stars know what victory against England in the international friendly will do to their confidence.
It is the first ever encounter between the two sides at the highest level.
Chairman of the Black Stars Management team and Vice Chairman of the GFA, Fred Pappoe told Joy Sports the team is well aware of the enormity of the task ahead and will do their possible best to grind good results especially in the Congo game.