The home-based senior national team, Black Galaxies, will kick-off their African Nation Championships (CHAN) campaign against Madagascar on Sunday, winning the country’s ever CHAN title will be their biggest driving force during the tournament in Algeria.
Coach Annor Walker’s side will be looking forward to getting a good start in their Group C clash at the Mohamed Hamlaouj Stadium in Constantine, Algeria, and will be looking to ride on their impressive form in their fourth campaign.
In their build-up to the CHAN tourney, the Galaxies have already secured victories over Al Ahly and Egypt U-20 in friendly encounters and managed a goalless stalemate with Algeria last Saturday.
Before moving to their base in Constantine, the team engaged Mozambique in their final preparatory game tomorrow (Tuesday) in their final dress rehearsal that offered Coach Walker’s side a fair idea of what to expect from the tournament which started on Friday.
Ahead of the Ghana’s opener against Madagascar, the Management Committee chairman of the Galaxies, Dr Tony Aubynn, has given clear indication of their mission in Algeria, as they make a comeback to the continental competition reserved for players plying their trade in their domestic leagues.
“We are not going to take any team for granted. We are going into this tournament with the plan to treat every team with the needed respect that they deserve.
“I have a lot of confidence in the players that they are ready and willing to make history by delivering the trophy for the country,”
— Ferdinand A Baah