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Sports News of Sunday, 25 June 2017

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Black Stars to start training in Houston today

Ghana's senior national men's team will start training in Houston on Sunday ahead of the friendlies against Mexico and the United States.

The Black Stars are expected to arrive in Texas on Saturday evening after travelling out from Accra on Friday night for the two matches to be played in Houston and Connecticut.

Ghana will play Mexico in Houston on Wednesday before travelling to Connecticut where they face arch-rivals the United States in friendlies.

The squad is expected to land in Houston - the venue for the first of the two matches- later on Saturday to allow enough time for recovery from the long journey.

This means they will not be able to train as players will be allowed the time to recover from the journey before taking to field.

The two friendly matches against Mexico and USA will help the Black Stars in their preparations ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers.

Ghana will face Congo in two back-to-back matches in September in the next round of qualifiers for World Cup to be held in Russia next year.

Ghana have one point from two matches in the World Cup qualifiers after sharing the spoils goalless at home with Uganda and losing 2-0 to Egypt, whom they trail by five points.

Victories in the two matches will enhance their chances of qualifying and the friendlies against Mexico and the USA is seen as the best preparation for September's games.