Back to clubs: Black Stars players resume club duty


Black Stars players are heading back to their respective clubs on Tuesday night after their participation at the just concluded African Cup of Nations, allsports.com.gh can confirm.

Ghana settled for silver after suffering defeat to Cote d’Ivoire 9-8 in a nervy penalty shootout after both sides failed to outscore each other after 120 minutes of gruelling football in the finals of the competition.

Home-based goalkeeper Fatau Dauda will rejoin his club Ahantigold SC and as the weekend bring club duty, all twenty-two are rushing back to their clubs to ensure they maintain their first team places.

Allsports.com.gh can authoritatively confirm that the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan, as well as midfield powerhouse Afriyie Acquah are already set to to board their respective flights back to France and Italy respectively.

Andre Ayew can’t wait to join his French club Olympique Marseille as Marcelo Bielsa’s side missed out on the opportunity to move top of the Ligue 1 standings last Saturday when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Stade Rennais.

Acquah signed for Italian side Sampdoria last week from parent club TSG Hoffenheim on a three-year deal and is poised to join his new teammates at the Stadio Luigi Ferrari.

Black Stars coach Avram Grant invited 23 players for the biggest African showpiece in Equatorial Guinea.

The team was dominated by foreign based players and also had quite a number of new and young faces like Baba Rahman, Daniel Amartey, Frank Acheampong, David Accam and Kwesi Appiah who, in the exception of David Accam, all made their debut at the tournament.

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