The Black Galaxies have ended their training tour in Cairo and are set to depart Egypt early on Wednesday to Algeria for the 2022 TotalEnergies Championship of African Nations (CHAN) scheduled to take place in Algeria from Friday,?January 13 to Saturday, February 4, 2023.
Coach Annor Walker’s side on Saturday, December 24 switched their camp base from the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram to Cairo, where they’ve held intensive training sessions and played two friendly matches.
The Black Galaxies first defeated Egypt U-20 side 2-0 on Tuesday, December 27, before coming from a goal down to beat Egyptian giants Al Ahly 3-1 few days ago, 2 games Annor Walker believes has improved his team.
“The FA tried in getting these two matches upon our arrival in Egypt. The team playing scoring five goals in two matches is average,” Annor Walker told Ghanafa.org.
“I have learnt a lot. The team has changed and the attitude of the boys has changed. The way we started [preparations] from Prampram till here I can see a vast difference though we have only been here for one week.
“We are still in preparation. We have about two weeks ahead of us until the start of the tournament which I feel by then the team would have been in good shape.”
The team ended their tour in Cairo on Tuesday, January 2 and will arrive in Algeria on January 3 where they will continue preparations for the tournament.
The Black Galaxies will kick start their campaign against Madagascar on Sunday, January 15, before playing Sudan on Thursday, January 19 and then Morocco on Monday, January 23.
Ghana’s squad for the CHAN:
Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko), William Essu (Legon Cities)
Augustine Randolph (Karela United), Augustine Agyapong (Asante Kotoko), Dennis Korsah (Hearts of Oak), Benjamin Abaidoo (Medeama), Konadu Yiadom (Hearts of Oak), Henry Ainsu (Berekum Chelsea), Kwadwo Addai (Karela United), Sherif Mohammed (Asante Kotoko), Solomon Adomako (Great Olympics)
Razak Kassim (Great Olympics), Dominic Nsobila (Accra Lions), Gladson Awako (Hearts of Oak), David Abagna (Real Tamale United), Sylvester Simba (Dreams FC), Maxwell Arthur (Dreams FC)
Jonah Attuquaye (Legon Cities), Suraj Seidu (Hearts of Oak), Kwame Otu (Vision FC)
Daniel Afriyie Barnieh (Hearts of Oak), Kofi Kordzi (Legon Cities), Razak Yusif (Great Olympics), Augustine Boakye (Kotoku Royals)