Black stars will face Nigeria and Uganda in international friendlies

Gati Jesse

Gati Jesse

Published on March 19, 2024

The Black Stars, gear up for two highly anticipated international friendly matches against Nigeria and Uganda in Morocco this month. With both games set to unfold in the vibrant city of Marrakech, football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate thrilling showdowns on the pitch.

The first clash is slated for Friday, March 22, where the Black Stars will lock horns with Nigeria, the formidable finalists of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. This encounter promises to be a spectacle, as traditional rivals Ghana and Nigeria vie for supremacy in a battle of skill, strategy, and national pride.

Four days later, on Tuesday, March 26, Ghana will face off against Uganda in another exhilarating showdown. As two African football powerhouses collide, fans can expect a display of athleticism, determination, and tactical prowess as the Black Stars and the Ugandan national team vie for victory.

These international friendlies hold immense significance for Ghana, as newly appointed head coach Otto Addo seeks to assess and fine-tune his squad ahead of the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June. With the ultimate goal of securing qualification for the prestigious tournament, Addo will utilize these matches as crucial opportunities to evaluate player performance, strategic formations, and team dynamics.

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The choice of Morocco as the venue for these friendlies adds an extra layer of intrigue to the matchups, as both Ghana and their opponents step onto neutral territory to test their mettle on the international stage. Marrakech’s vibrant atmosphere and renowned football facilities set the stage for an unforgettable display of talent and competition.

As anticipation builds for these high-stakes encounters, football enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await the outcome of the Ghana vs. Nigeria and Ghana vs. Uganda friendlies.

Thirteen players have opened camp in Marrakech, Morocco ahead of Ghana’s two International friendlies against Nigeria and Uganda. The Black Stars will play 2023 Africa Cup of Nations finalists Nigeria on Friday, March 22 before taking on the Cranes of Uganda on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

The team opened camp on Monday, March 18 and did a workout Tuesday morning in preparation for the two games, scheduled for Marrakech.

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They include Joseph Wollacott, Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Andre Ayew, Tariq Lamptey and Antoine Semnyo. The rest are Kassim Nuhu (late call up), Abdul Samed Salis, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Patrick Kpozo, Seidu Alidu, Ernest Nuamah, Jordan Ayew and Denis Odoi.

The Black Stars will hold their first field training Tuesday evening.

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