The Black Stars have left Ghana for their training camp in South Africa ahead of their second 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia. The 23-man team (excluding the technical team) which is led by Ghana FA boss Kwasi Nyantakyi alongside Executive Committee Member Felix Ansong and Communications Director Ibrahim Sannie-Daara left Accra at about 11pm local time aboard South African Airways.
The team is expected to touch down in Johannesburg on Sunday morning after which preparations towards the Zambia game will begin in earnest. The team will leave on Thursday for Ndola where the match against the Chipolopolo will be played. Ghana goes into next weekend’s tie against the African champions on top of Group D haven annihilated Lesotho 7-0 in the opening group fixture in Kumasi last Friday.
Ghana’s team that traveled:
Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Daniel Adjei (Liberty Professionals), Ernest Sowah (Berekum Chelsea)
Defenders: Samuel Inkoom (Dnipro, Ukraine), Daniel Opare (Standard Liege, Belgium), Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Richard Kissi Boateng (Berekum Chelsea), John Boye (Rennes, France), Lee Addy (Dalian Aerbin, China), Jerry Akaminko (Manisaspor, Turkey), Isaac Vorsah (Hoffenheim, Germany).
Midfielders: Anthony Annan (Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands), Derek Boateng (Dnipro, Ukraine), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Richard Mpong (Medema) Christian Atsu (Rio Ave, Portugal), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy).
Forwards: Jordan Ayew (Marseille, France), Dominic Adiyiah (Arsenal Kyiv, Ukraine), Ben Acheampong (Kotoko), Emmanuel Clottey (Berekum Chelsea).