Andre Ayew is setting a good example ahead of the World Cup, as the Black Stars captain will be among the first to arrive in Abu Dhabi for training.
The Al Sadd forward has been informed that he is the first member of the 26-man squad and will travel from Qatar to the UAE on Sunday evening.
According to Ghanasoccernet, Ayew will arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of coach Otto Addo’s official announcement of the final list.
The 32-year-old has been training on his own to stay in shape since the Qatar league was suspended for the World Cup.
He spent a few weeks in Ghana training with Hearts of Oak’s Jordan Amartey, better known as Jordan Fitness in the West African country.
Ghana enters the World Cup as the 32nd lowest ranked team, and experts do not expect them to advance from Group H, which includes Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay.
However, in all of his interviews, Ayew has sounded upbeat. In a recent one, he stated that the Black Stars have the potential to surprise.
“I believe in the players we have, and I believe in the squad we have, especially if everyone is present, there are no injuries, and we have a full squad.” I believe we can create surprises, but only on that grass will they be heard. However, we must accept and respect the fact that we are not favorites,” Ayew told Al Jazeera.
Ghana’s World Cup campaign kicks off on November 24 against Portugal. They will then play South Korea four days later before concluding their group stage campaign on December 2 against Uruguay.