Stars prepare for CHAN
Posted: 15 February 2009 Time: 9:16 am
Twenty-three home based players have begun camping in Sekondi ahead of the African Nations Championship due to kick off next week in Ivory Coast.
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has cut down an initial list of forty-five players to twenty-three and headed to the west with them as the Serbian eyes his first piece of silver ware since taking charge of Ghana.
The squad is dominated by players from Kumasi Asante Kotoko who contribute seven players.
There is also a place for Harrison Afful whose career has slowed down considerably after failing to land a deal abroad and missing out on a contract extension at Asante Kotoko.
Abedi Pele's first son Rahim Ayew who plays for Sekondi Eleven Wise has also been called up for the training program in Sekondi.
“This is the preparation for the final tournament. We had the first phase and saw a number of players."
“But we were missing some players on national assignment with the Black Satellites. They will now join in and I expect great competition,” Rajevac told the GFA's official website.
Ghana will be based in Bouake where they have been paired against Zimbabwe, DR Congo and Libya for the first Africa Nations Championships that is reserved exclusively for home based players.