Black Stars train in Kobe ahead of Kirin Cup opener against Japan

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The Black Stars held their first training in Kobe on Wednesday afternoon ahead of the 2022 Kirin Cup opener against host Japan at the Kobe City Misaki Park Stadium.

The team arrived in the Harbour City of Osaka on Tuesday night from Angola after playing against Central African Republic in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote D’Ivoire 2023 Group E qualifier.

The Kirin Cup tournament also features former African Champions Tunisia and two-time South American Champions Chile.

Coach Otto Addo is expected to use the tournament to test the readiness of his team ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 which kicks off on Monday, November 21, 2022. The winner of the Japan vs Ghana match will play the winner of the match between Tunisia and Chile for the finals while the two losing teams slug it out for the third place.

The team would the official training at the Noevir stadium Kobe at 7pm on Thursday ahead of the match on Friday.