Algeria, Ghana and Gambia train in Doha ahead of African Cup of Nations


Source: Gulf Times

The Qatar Football Association (QFA) is hosting training camps for Algeria, Ghana and Gambia as part of their preparations to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022, which Cameroon will host from January 9 to February 6. The QFA hosting of the three teams comes within the framework of the fraternal relations that bring together its counterparts in various continents and other federations.

It is worth mentioning that QFA’s cooperation agreements with football federations worldwide have been successfully conducted over the years.
QFA said the three teams are scheduled to play several friendly matches during their respective camps.

Ghana are in Group C with Morocco, Comoros Island and Gabon. At the same time, Algeria will compete with Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, and Cote d’Ivoire in Group E. Gambia will play in Group F with Tunisia, Mali and Mauritania.
QFA, as per past practice, has previously hosted training camps to help prepare the teams of Algeria and Syria in preparation for their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers for Africa and AFC Asian Cup 2023.

Meanwhile, Ghana held their first training session in Doha with nine players ahead of the start of the Africa Cup of Nations. The team arrived in Doha, Qatar over the weekend to begin preparations ahead of the tournament. Coach Milovan Rajevac named a 30-man provisional squad for camping in Doha last week.

Some players present at the team’s training are Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Richard Attah, Daniel Kofi Kyereh, Alexander Djiku, Gideon Mensah, Fatawu Issahaku, David Abagna Sandam, Maxwell Quaye and Mubarak Wakaso.

Ghana will play three international friendly matches in Qatar as they aim to end the 40-year wait for the Africa Cup of Nations trophy they last in Libya in 1982.