Black Stars non-residential training illegal and not approved by CAF – GFA PRO



Public Relations Officer for the Ghana Football Association, Ibrahim Sannie Darra says the Black Stars non-residential training has not been approved by CAF which could see his outfit facing sanctioning from the Federation.

Sannie however confirmed that, training has not officially begun ahead of the Cup of Nations.

The outspoken journalist says his outfit could face the penalty should a player gets injured in the non-residential training before the team officially begins their preparation in January.

“This training in many cases could be illegal because it is not approved by CAF. The most important thing is that we want the players to be in shape, it is the reason why we have the physical trainer who has been in charge of it.

“Mind you there is a regulation concerning the invite of players to the National team for tournaments. Is two weeks before the tournament, so anything outside of that might have consequence for us.

“That is why we are not holding an official training session, they have requested that they be kept in shape, the reason why a physical trainer is keeping them in shape.

“There are consequences, I have told you, imagine that a player turns up, the time is not due for you to train and you turn up here and you get injured, the GFA could be hit with a bill that could collapse the federation. Is very serious, we’ve had this experience before, some of you might remember what happened in 2014.”

The Black Stars will continue their non-residential training today with Avram Grant expected to get a full house.

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