Ghana train in Nairobi ahead of Harambee Stars game
Ghana's Black Stars take on Kenya's Harambee Stars in a 2019 AFCON Qualifier at Kasarani Stadium on Saturday 8th September
The Ghanaian national team trained at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Friday, 24 hours before their tie against Kenya’s Harambee Stars in the qualifiers for the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The team of 23 players looked in high spirits with coach Kwesi Appiah saying they are ready for the tie.
Ghana arrived in the country late Thursday night having pitched a four-day camp in Ethiopia.
“We have prepared well and we are happy with the condition of the players ahead of this game. It will be a very tough game because I have watched some of the matches and Kenya has very good players,” the tactician said before leading the side to a closed-door session.
He added his side will be ready for a tough duel and has insisted they will not underrate Kenya and will give their absolute 100 percent effort.
“I believe football has come of age and for that reason you cannot underrate anyone. Kenya has a good team and it’s important that playing against them we prepare well. They have supporters and everything behind them but we are coming to give them a good game,” Appiah said.
He has also insisted despite missing skipper Victor Wanyama, Harambee Stars will still be a strong opponent and added it will be a good opportunity for the Kenya coach to field new players and give them a chance.
The tactician is pleased with his squad despite some huge names missing and notes this is all in his part of building up a team for the future.