Ghana camp received a major boost after Mohammed Kudus trained with the rest of the squad at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Tuesday after arriving in Kumasi ahead of the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire 2023.
The West Ham ace, who picked up a minor injury while playing for the Hammers against Arsenal in the Premier League on Thursday, December 28, 2023, has been out of action for close to two weeks.
Kudus aims to recover in time for Ghana’s opening game against Cape Verde on Sunday, January 14, in Abidjan.
Meanwhile, President of the Republic H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo extended his best wishes to the Black Stars of the tournament. The 1st gentleman of the land joined players and the technical team for a farewell dinner at the team’s camp in Kumasi Tuesday night ahead of our departure for Abidjan on Wednesday.
President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by Youth and Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif (Hon.), Ashanti Regional Minister Simon Osei Mensah (Hon.), and Hon. Seth Adjei Baah, Board Chairman of the Ghana Tourism Authority.
President of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and Vice President Mark Addo were on hand to welcome President of the Republic H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo to the farewell dinner.
Others included International businessman and entrepreneur Kwame Ofosu Bamfo who doubles as a member of the interim Management Committee of the Black Stars and Akwasi Agyemang, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority and a member of the Management Committee. His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was represented by Nana Kusi Agyekum Ababio, Oyokohene of Kumasi.
The Black Stars wrapped up their pre-tournament camping in Kumasi with a 0-0 draw against Namibia Monday. Ghana are drawn in Group B alongside Cape Verde, Egypt, and Mozambique. Chris Hughton’s side will face Cape Verde in their opener before they take on record champions Egypt and Mozambique in the other group games.