Black Stars assistant coach, Maxwell Konadu, has defended the team’s decision to pitch camp in Dubai ahead of their crunch World Cup Qualifier against Egypt.

The Black Stars are facing a huge test against the Pharaohs after dropping points at home to Uganda.

The team initially planned to camp in Turkey but the decision was changed to Dubai. A decision Konadu feels will be beneficial to the team.

“The whole team is assembling in Dubai to train and get ourselves ready, we don’t need any destractions as at now. We want the team to be fully concentrated before we head to Alexandria,” he told Joy Sports

“It is one of the main reasons management decided to send the team to Dubai to train, concentrate and rest very well before we go.”

“This time around I think 80 and 90 percent will be tactical work because we’ve seen the Egyptians we have watched their tapes, we know their players the injured ones and those who are fit we know everything about them.”

“We only have to go there and put one or two tactics in place and hope that it works on the day.”

The team will welcome new boys Andy Yiadom and Alhassan Wakaso for the first time in Dubai.


The Black Stars are camping in Dubai ahead of the crucial game. We ask why that venue was chosen and look into the key security and technical issues as kickoff comes closer. Francis Abban and Gary Al-Smith had this session on the Joy News channel.