Ghana arrive in Russia ahead of friendly

Ghana National Team, Black Stars

The Black Stars contingent is in Moscow for the international friendly against the Golden Eagles

The Black Stars have arrived in Moscow ahead of an international friendly against Russia at the Stadion Lokomotiv on Tuesday, a day after the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations final qualifier against Rwanda.

Ghana shared the spoils 1-1 with the Amavubi at the Accra Sports Stadium to top Group H.

The friendly is expected to hold amid controversies.

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Black Stars coach not happy with preparation for Rwanda tie

Avram Grant, Ghana's Coach

Avram Grant has moaned about the Black Stars preparation for the clash against the Amavubi's

Black Stars coach, Avram Grant has stated that he is not pleased with the preparation of the Senior Male National Football Team of Ghana towards the final hurdle of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda.

The Black Stars players had to foot their airfares after the Ministry stated they were cash-strapped, so can't afford their travelling expenses for the clash.

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We can’t pay Black Stars bonuses – Vanderpuye

Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Sports Minister

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is seriously cash strapped, the sector Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has stated.

As a result, he said the ministry has been “struggling to respond to the demands of the GFA [Ghana Football Association]” and that it cannot pay the bonuses of the Black Stars' foreign based players.

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Black Stars hold first training ahead of Rwanda game

The Black Stars

The Black Stars will train at the Accra Stadium on Tuesday afternoon as they begin preparations for their final 2017 AFCON qualifying match against the Amavubi of Rwanda.

Fourteen players out of the 23 invited have so far arrived in camp and with others expected to report to arrive in Accra for the team's first training session at 4pm today.

Asante Kotoko striker Dauda Mohammed has been handed a late call up to replace injured Sion forward Ebenezer Assifah for the upcoming qualifying game.

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West Ham United's Andre Ayew to avoid surgery on thigh injury

West Ham United's Andre Ayew

West Ham United have confirmed that summer signing Andre Ayew will not undergo surgery after suffering a thigh injury while making his debut.

The 26-year-old, who became the Hammers' club-record signing after joining from Swansea City for £20.5m, is expected to be out of action for around three months.

Ayew was forced off the pitch during West Ham's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in their opening Premier League match of the season.

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ECG disconnects Accra Sports Stadium

Accra Sports Stadium

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), has cut power supply to the Accra Sports Stadium as part of a mass disconnection exercise of defaulters in Accra.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the National Sports Authority, Frederica Mensah-Davies confirmed that power supply to the national stadium was cut on Tuesday.

The Accra Sports Stadium in 2015 owed the ECG bills worth GH¢240,000 and were placed on a payment plan of GH¢24,000 per month to enable them clear the debt.

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