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Sports News of Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Source: Footballmadeinghana.com

We’re in Ethiopia to acclimatize – Coach Kwesi Appiah

The Black Stars completed their first training session in the Ethiopia capital on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Kenya in Nairobi.

Addis Ababa is 2355 metres above sea level.

This was the principal reason why Ghana decided to pitch camp there in order to acclimatize with high altitude life before the game against the Harambee Stars take place at the Moi International sports center in Nairobi area of Kasarani, 1795 meters elevated.

“We came to Ethiopia purposely to acclimatize and so far so good almost all the players are here and we are going through our programs perfectly ” Kwesi Appiah said.

“The altitude in Kenya is very high and that is the reason why we came to Ethiopia because the altitude here is higher than that in Kenya.” the Black Stars gaffer added.