Be ‘proud’ playingfor Ghana- Coach Milo to Black Stars
Black Stars Head Coach Milovan Rajevac has asked his players to be glad they are playing for Ghana.
The Serbian strategist has started his second spell with the four-time AFCON Champions.
He has been entrusted to win the postponed mainland show-stopper in Cameroon one year from now and qualify Ghana to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The 67-year-old and his two aides, Otto Addo and Maxwell Konadu, drove his welcomed players to the Cape Coast field on Tuesday evening for their first instructional meeting in front of Saturday’s FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifier against Zimbabwe.
“Be proud to be part of the arrangement because you are representing your country”, Rajevac charged the players.
“Be pleased in light of the fact that you are playing for your country”, he said.
“The main way we can do this is to do this together”, he added.
25 players were at Milo’s first instructional course to get ready for the match.
Columbus Crew skipper Jonathan Mensah, who passed up a major opportunity, will join the group on Wednesday, as the GFA keeps on evaluating Andrew Yiadom’s circumstance at Reading FC.
Yiadom got a thump on Saturday during a Championship game against Cardiff City.
The Black Stars will go to the exercise center on Wednesday morning, trailed by a test match against Central Region Division two bosses Soccer Intellectuals at 4 pm at the Cape Coast Stadium.
The senior national succer team is set to hold their penultimate preparations on Thursday, 7 October at 9 am while their last preparing will be on Friday at 5:20 pm.
Ghana’s twofold header against the Warriors of Zimbabwe is on Saturday, 9 October 2021 from 4 pm at the Cape Coast Stadium.
The converse leg will be on Tuesday, 12 October 2021.
Ghana are second in Group G with 3 focuses following a success over Ethiopia and a 1-0 misfortune to South Africa in the initial two matches in the World Cup crusade.
Ghana’s 27-man crew welcomed by Coach Milovan:
Lawrence Ati-Zigi (FC St. Gallen), Richard Atta (Hearts of Oak), Ibrahim Danlad, (Asante Kotoko), Jojo Wallocott (Swindon Town)
Protectors: Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC), Andrew Yiadom (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Bordeaux), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg). Midfielders: Thomas Partey (Arsenal FC), Baba Idrissu (Real Mallorca), Emmanuel Lomotey (Amiens), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Majeed Ashimeru (RSC Anderlecht), Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli), Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Steadfast FC).
Advances: Andre Ayew (Al Sadd SC), Kamaldeen Suleymana (Rennes), Joel Fameyeh (Orenburg), Yaw Yeboah (Wisła Kraków), Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha FC), Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Caleb Ekuban (Genoa), Benjamin Tetteh (Yeni Malatyaspor).
Five players including, Kumasi Asante Kotoko protector, Ismail Abdul Ganiyu, Tariqe Fosu of Brentford, Fiorentina’s Alfred Duncan, Mubarak Wakaso of Shenzhen and Spezia’s Emmanuel Gyasi were dropped by the Black Stars Technical Team.