Ghana Black Stars start training in Houston for Mexico/USA friendlies

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Captains of Ghana and USA senior men’s soccer teams at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Ghana Black Stars; the senior national men’s soccer team of Ghana, start training in Houston on Sunday, June 25, ahead of their friendlies against Mexico on Wednesday, June 28, and the United States July 1, 2017, respectively.

The Black Stars arrived in Texas on Saturday evening after traveling from Accra on Friday night for the two matches.

Ghana will play Mexico before traveling to Connecticut where they will face arch-rivals the United States in a crucial friendly encounter at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

The team will not be able to train as players will be allowed the time to recover from the journey before taking to field on Sunday in Houston, Texas.

The two friendly matches against Mexico and USA is to help the Black Stars in their preparations ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers later this year.

Ghana will take on Congo Brazzaville in two back-to-back matches in September in the next round of qualifiers for the World Cup to be held in Russia in 2018.

Four times African Champions – Ghana Black Stars – have one point from two matches in the World Cup qualifiers after sharing the spoils in a goalless draw at home with Uganda and losing 2-0 to Egypt, whom they trail by five points.

Victories in the two games will enhance Ghana’s chances of qualifying into the World Football Mundial in Russia, and the friendlies against Mexico and the USA is seen as the best preparation for September’s games.


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