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Sports News of Monday, 3 June 2019


Photos: Black Stars hold first training session in Dubai

The Black Stars held their 1st training today

The Black Stars of Ghana have completed their first training session in Dubai, as preparations began in earnest for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Kwasi Appiah had 23 players present to take part in the training session at the Jeber Ali Training Complex with the remaining 6 players expected to join camp later tonight.

The second batch of players arrived in Dubai on Monday morning from Accra to team up with the rest of the squad who had been in the United Arab Emirates since Saturday.

Captain Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Jordan Ayew and General Captain Asamoah Gyan, were part of the players who flew out of Accra on Sunday evening.

Appiah’s men are expected to play two friendly games against Namibia and South Africa during their 3 weeks stay in the Middle East before flying out to Egypt for the Afcon.

Players who took part in Monday’s session:

Lawrence Ati-Zigi, Felix Annan, Kassim Nuhu, Baba Rahman, Lumor Agbenyenu, Musah Nuhu, John Boye, Joseph Aidoo, Joseph Attamah, Mohammed Alhassan, Kwadwo Asamoah, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Samuel Owusu, Thomas Agyepong, Yaw Yeboah, Abdul Fatawu Safiu, Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan, Majeed Waris, Caleb Ekuban and Kwabena Owusu.

The likes of Richard Ofori, Ebenezer Ofori, Jonathan Mensah, Afriyie Acquah, Mubarak Wakaso, and Thomas Partey are expected to arrive between tonight and tomorrow.

More pictures in the Photo section