Black Stars to train at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Friday


Uganda caretaker coach Moses Basena says he has warned his team against complacency ahead of the Fifa World Cup qualifier against Ghana on Saturday.

Holland-based talented midfielder Thomas Agyepong was also left out of the travelling party for similar reasons as the Black Stars opened their training camp in Kenya on Monday.

The Cranes will host Ghana this Saturday at Mandela National stadium Namboole where they hope to brighten their chances of making it to the World Cup in Russian Federation next year.

Asamoah Gyan and Harrison Afful have been ruled out of the said game through injuries while the Ayew brothers were snubbed by coach Kwesi Appiah.

Meanwhile, the strength of the team has been weakened with several injury concerns.

However, Appiah believes the remainder of the squad can do the job against the Cranes. That is the squad that will play in Uganda and we must give them support.

Appiah can however still count on big name players such as captain Asamoah "Baby Jet" Gyan, John Antwi and Daniel Amartey.

The match against Uganda is without doubt a must-win game for the Black Stars.

Debutants Kingsley Sarfo of Swedish side Malmo, USA-based Abass Mohammed and Kasim Nuhu of Swiss club Young Boys are also part of the squad.

Ghana find themselves third in Group E of the qualifiers, four points behind leaders Egypt, and their chances of appearing at a fourth successive World Cup appear slim at best.

Egypt top the group with nine points, followed by Uganda with seven points, while Ghana and Congo have five points and one point respectively.

"Definitely it will not be easy to play Uganda in Kampala".