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Sports News of Wednesday, 28 December 2016


Black Stars to start training this afternoon at St Thomas Aquinas Park

The Black Stars will get their preparations for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations underway this afternoon in Accra.

Head coach Avram Grant and his technical team will train with a select band of players at the St Thomas Aquinas Park at 3:30 pm local time.

Although the Ghana FA is yet to announce the list of players, a circulated squad including returnee goalkeeper Fatau Dauda and three debutants Ebenezer Ofori, Raphael Dwamena and Bernard Tekpetey are expected to train.

Also, know faces like Baba Rahman, Razak Brimah, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, Harrison Afful, Majeed Waris and Afriyie Acquah will be present.

This is part of the team’s first phase of pre-tournament training before heading to UAE on 02 January where the full compliment will be assembled.

Grant and his charges will train in the Gulf for 12 days before jetting to Gabon for their Group B matches in Port Gentil.

Ghana’s opening match will be against Uganda on 17 January.