Ghana will set-up a camping base in South Africa ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifier against African Champions Zambia on June 9th. The Ghana Federation has firmed up plans to use the facility as the race for Brazil 2014 World Cup hottens up. The Black Stars lost 1-0 against the Chipolopolo in the semi-finals of the 2012 African Cup of Nations enroute to beat Ivory Coast to lift their first ever African silverware.
That has raised the stakes ahead of the meeting between the two sides at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola with newly appointed Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah eager for victory to boost his confidence. The Black Stars will however begin preparations for the first game against Lesotho on June 3rd with a non-residential camping on May 21st before they move into an intensive residential camping a week later.
Meanwhile Zambia’s home-based players will go into camp on May 15th but they travel to Johannesburg five days later for the final phase of training where all the foreign-based players will team-up with Herve Renard’s team.