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Ghana Stars ‘Angry’ About Pre-AFCON Camp After SA U-Turn


Ghana players are reportedly unhappy with their current training conditions after the Ghana Football Association decided to move their pre-Africa Cup of Nations camp away from South Africa.

Ghana players are reportedly angry about their current pre-Africa Cup of Nations training conditions after deciding against holding their camp in South Africa.  

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According to GHANAsoccernet, manager Chris Hughton, his backroom staff and the Black Stars squad disapprove of the training conditions the team have been subjected to in Kumasi.

The four-time African champions were originally set to hold their pre-AFCON training camp in Johannesburg, South Africa, but after public backlash, the Ghana Football Association decided to base them in their home country to prepare for the continental showpiece.

That decision now seems to have backfired as the same report claims that after deeming the pitch at the Baba Yara Stadium unsuitable for training, the team’s technical staff was forced to change the venue of their first session to the Dr. Kwame Kyei Sports Complex.

While the last-minute alterations to their preparations have angered the Black Stars, though, it is believed everybody involved with the team is still dedicated to making sure they go to Ivory Coast in the best condition.

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Hughton’s charges will begin their 2023 AFCON campaign against Cape Verde, before colliding with record tournament winners Egypt and then ending group-stage proceedings with a clash against Mozambique.

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