The Ghana national team is scheduled to resume training on Monday, after a week’s break since dispatching Ethiopia in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers.

The Black Stars will be returning to the Accra Sports Stadium for preparations towards two impending international friendly games in the United States – first against Mexico in Connecticut on 28 June before a trip to Texas where they will face the US team on 1 July.

“The team will resume non-residential training on Monday and leave for the United States on Saturday [24 June],” Ibrahim Sannie Daara, the director of Communications at the Ghana FA confirmed.

”We don’t know the team the coach will be taking yet so from the training, he should be able to determine it by Friday,” he added.

Coach Kwesi Appiah is expected to prune down his squad based in Accra, who will be joined by four other US-based colleagues – Harrison Afful, Jonathan Mensah, Mohammed Abu and David Accam for the double friendlies.

Reports suggest the English Premier League contingent in the Ghana team – Andre and his brother Jordan Ayew, as well as Daniel Amartey, could be pulling out of the game in order to rest for pre-season which starts in early July.

”I pity footballers; after a long season they have only a few weeks to spend with their families but there are national assignments too and it’s not easy for them,,” the Ghana FA official stated.