The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has in a statement noted that the plans for the Black Stars to camp in South Africa for a training camp before the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament has been called.
In the statement today, the Ghana FA said the Black Stars will now hold a training camp in Kumasi before traveling to Ivory Coast for the AFCON.
Meanwhile, the friendly match between Ghana and Botswana scheduled to be played on January 8 has been called off.
“The Ghana Football Association wishes to announce that following a review meeting between the Management & Technical Team, it has changed plans to camp the Black Stars in South Africa ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
“Ghana was originally scheduled to open a training camp in South Africa from Sunday, December 31, 2023, for a ten-day period ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Tournament in Cote D’Ivoire. Following the decision, the team will now camp in Kumasi beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2023,” parts of the GFA statement said.
It added, “The International friendly against Botswana scheduled on Monday, January 8, 2023 in Johannesburg is called off and the FA is working on finding a new opponent for the team as part of the build up to the tournament in Abidjan.
“The Association is mindful of the request of the Black Stars Technical Team for a quiet and serene camping atmosphere, and thus, the hotel will be strictly inaccessible to the public and the media.
In addition, the training sessions of the Black Stars will be behind closed doors and not available to the public and media.