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Black Stars conclude training sessions ahead of Sudan clash on Saturday
The Black Stars completed their final training session ahead of the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier against Sudan on Saturday evening.
The Ghana team trained intensively for almost an hour-and-half before an impressive crowd at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
All 23-players took part in the session including captain Asamoah Gyan.
The leading striker pulled out of a trial game against second tier Deportivo on Thursday after complaining of pains in his thigh.
A scan on Friday however revealed the Al Ain star’s feared injury was not severe and has thus been cleared to feature against Sudan on Sunday.
Ex Ghana captain Stephen Appiah alongside former internationals; Osei Kofi, Willie Klutse, Sammy Kuffour, CK Akunnor, Mohammed Gargo, Baffour Gyan and Thomas Duah also observed the evening’s training.
They later had the opportunity to interact and inspire the players after the session with Sports Minister Elvis Afriy...
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The UAE-based striker, who is the permanent captain of the team, hinted that he could allow other senior players in the team to captain the side in future.
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Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan returned to training with the Black Stars on Saturday night showing that he is fit for Sunday’s clash with Sudan in Kumasi.
The Black Stars captain was an injury concern for Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah on Friday but was passed fit to play in the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier.
He trained fully with the Black Stars as they did their final training...
Ghana were handed a massive fitness boost late on Friday night when it was revealed that key attacker Asamoah Gyan suffered no damage in his thigh, clearing him to play in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan.
It was feared that the Black Stars captain would miss the match in Kumasi after he suffered a thigh problem during a test game on Thursday.
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The Ghanaians produced a fine display to put four unanswered goals past Sudan at home on Sunday to revive their hopes after Zambia were held 1-1 by Lesotho in Maseru.
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How the Stars fared against Sudan
The Black Stars gorged on Sudan in style and moved a point within Group D leaders Zambia who drew at Lesotho.
Spartak Moscow striker Abdul Majeed Waris was on the score-sheet while Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong marked his Ghana debut in a thrilling display.
Ghanasoccernet.com rates the performance of the Black Stars.
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