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2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Mohammed Salisu charges Black Stars teammates to intensify training for Mali game

Ghana defender, Mohammed Salisu has charged his his teammates to take their preparations seriously as they gear up to face Mali.

The Black Stars will play the Eagles in the Matchday three games of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers on June 6 at the Stade du 26 Mars on Thursday, June 6.

All players invited for the game have reported in camp as the team continues preparations. The four-time African champions held an open training session at the University of Ghana Sports Stadium on Friday.

Speaking to journalists after the session, Salisu emphasised the difficulty of the upcoming match in Bamako.

“We just need to train day by day [because] it is not going to be easy with Mali. They have a strong team and I think we need to prepare for this game,” he stated.

Despite the challenges, the former Southampton defender remains confident that the team can secure the necessary results against Mali on Thursday.

Following the match in Bamako, Ghana will return home to host the Central African Republic in another qualifier on Monday, June 10.

Ghana, who sit 4th in Group I will hope to record wins in the games as they hope to secure qualification for the Mundial.

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