Ghana head coach James Kwesi Appiah has described media reports claiming his Black Stars side are stranded in Kenya as untrue and says his team is relaxed at a 5-Star Hotel in Nairobi.
FAKE media reports which surfaced on Tuesday claimed members of the technical team and some players were stranded in Nairobi upon arrival in the Kenyan capital.
But, the Ghana coach says the team is currently relaxed at the City Lodge Hotel in Nairobi and reports that his side is stranded is untrue.
“We are not stranded. We are comfortably relaxing in our hotel. Everything is going on as planned. We were picked at the airport with a bus to the hotel on arrival. The rest of the players who came later after our arrival were transported to the hotel,” he told Ghana Sports Online.
Ghana are camping in the East African country in preparation for the Group F game on Sunday.
There has been absolute calm in the Ghana camp upon the return of brothers Jordan and Andre Ayew with captain Asamoah Gyan leading the squad to the all-important clash against Ethiopia.
Ghana must beat Ethiopia’s Walia ibex in Addis Ababa on Sunday in the Group F qualifying fixture if the Black Stars are to reach next June’s African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Captain Asamoah Gyan’s last goal for the West African powerhouse came when the Black Stars consigned Sunday’s opposition to a 5-0 defeat in the first-leg fixture in Kumasi last June. That game also marked the beginning of the second reign of Kwesi Appiah.
Levante striker Raphael Dwamena, who netted a brace in that fixture, has lost his place in the Ghana squad after failing to hold down a permanent berth due to loss of form and lack of activity.
By El Akyereko
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