Black Stars B chairman Eddie Doku laments Burkinabe FA behaviour after training fiasco

Published on: 11 August 2017

Chairman of the Black Stars B Eddie Doku is irritated with the behaviour of Burkina Faso Football Association after denying them access to hold their first training session at the Comet Park yesterday.


The Black Stars B will engage their Burkinabe counterparts in the first leg of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers at the Stade du 4 Août on Saturday, August 12th.

Huge uncertainty surrounded the first training session of Ghana's home-based Black Stars as Burkina Faso officials kept tossing the team around from one training center to another.

The technical team was forced to call off the session at 17:45 GMT and were compelled to rely on a 30-minute shakeup in the hotel after calling off the session.

The team was scheduled to train on Thursday afternoon ahead of their mandatory training session at the match venue on Friday afternoon but the allocated venue was occupied when the Black Stars B arrived at the venue.

The Black Stars B were taken to two different venues beside the initial Comet Park, with the second occupied and the third covered with water as it was heavily raining at that time.

According to the Chairman, all arrangement were made clear to them after they arrived at the airport but insists that the inconsistency on the part of the Burkinabe FA would not frustrate them as they are focused on the task ahead.

“I am disturbed by the arrangement of the Burkinabe FA, we asked them to allow us train at the match venue but by the FIFA rules we couldn’t train there.

“So, they allocated a place called Comet Park where we could train at 4pm, but we went there to see their national team also train there. I don’t know whether is part of the antics but we’re Ghanaians and by our nature we don’t lose hope,” Komiete Doku said in an interview.

Meanwhile, the Black Stars B will hold a training session at the Stade du 4 Août today at 3:00pm prompt.


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