Black Stars To Storm Kumasi On Tuesday, Ahead Of Play-off With Nigeria


The Black Stars will this Tuesday romp into Kumasi ahead of Friday’s first leg of their 2022 World Cup qualification play-off against Nigeria, megasportsarena.com reports.

The game on Friday is billed for Baba Yara Stadium in the ancient Ghanaian city, heading into which the hosts first gathered in their capital, Accra.

They will now storm the match venue 24 hours later, with Arsenal of England ace, Thomas Partey among the earliest arrivals at the Star’s camp, according to Ghanaweb.

Partey has been red-hot in the English Premier League and emerged Arsenal’s player of the month for the very first time two weeks ago, after edging out Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka.

The former Atlético Madrid of Spain battler is in line to captain the Black Stars on Friday, as their substantive skipper, Andre Ayew is not available due to a red he got at the Africa Cup of Nations and led to his suspension.

Partey, who was part of the Atlético team that defeated Nigeria’s B-squad 3-2 in a friendly staged in Uyo back in May 2018, will be among the Black Stars’ roll call when they depart Accra for Kumasi on Tuesday.

They will immediately commence training for the first leg of the playoff at Kumasi’s Baba Yara Sports Stadium this Friday, while the second fixture will hold at Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on March 29 at 6pm.

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