World Cup 2022: Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad arrives in Black Stars camp

Published on: 14 November 2022

Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Ibrahim Danlad has arrived in Black Stars camp ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The 19-year-old, who will replace injured Jojo Wollacott ahead of the final squad announcement today left Ghana on Sunday evening and touched down in the Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Danlad, who is yet to make his debut for the Black Stars despite recent call-ups was included in the provisional 55-man squad for the global showpiece.

The highly-rated goalkeeper has gone through every rank of the national team, from the U-17 to the U-23s and the Black Galaxies. His impressive performances for the Galaxies saw the team progress to the final round of the 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

With Richard Ofori and Joe Wollacott currently injured and likely to miss the tournament, Danlad will be expected to play a key role for the team serving as No.2.

Black Stars will open camp in Dubai on Monday to begin preparations for the tournament, having missed out on the 2018 edition in Russia.

Black Stars have been drawn in Group H alongside Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.

Ghana will take on Portugal in their first game on November 24 before playing South Korea and Uruguay on November 28 and December 2 respectively.

Black Stars will play Switzerland in an International friendly on November 17, before travelling to Qatar for the World Cup.

Ghana secured a 4th FIFA World Cup tournament having participated in 2006, 2010, and 2014 in Germany, South Africa, and Brazil after drawing 1-1 against Nigeria in the return leg of the final play-offs at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja to seal qualification on the away goals rule.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup takes place between November 20 and December 18, 2022 in Qatar.

Only three sides from the continent have ever progressed to the quarter-finals; Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002, and Ghana in 2010.