Black Stars: Twenty-eight players train ahead of Madagascar and CAR ties

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Twenty-eight out of the thirty-three players invited by Black Stars coach, Otto Addo took part in the team’s first training session held on Saturday and Sunday, at the Cape Coast Stadium ahead of Ghana’s first two-game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The team arrived in the Central Regional Capital on Saturday, May 28, 2022, to prepare against their Group E opponents Madagascar and the Central African Republic (CAR).

Some Black Stars players after training at the Cape Coast Stadium

Ghana hosts Madagascar on Wednesday, June 1 in the first game with kick-off scheduled at 7:00 pm before traveling to the Central African Republic for the second game of the qualifiers on Sunday.

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Felix Afenya Gyan and Mubarak Wakaso

Notable players who joined their colleagues at camp are; Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey and Dennis Odoi, and German-based Daniel Kofi Kyereh.

Jordan Ayew and Daniel Kwesi Okyere are seen in the picture

On the other hand, Columbus Crew defender, Jonathan Mensah is expected to join the rest of the team today, Monday, May 30, 2022.

The stars first hit the ground with fieldwork on Saturday and proceeded to hold a gym session on Sunday morning before undertaking some tactical drills.

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Gideon Mensah, Joseph Aidoo, and two other players chasing a ball

The Black Stars players at camp include:

Goalkeepers: Joseph Wollacott, Abdul Manaf Nurudeen, Lawrence Ati-Zigi

Defenders: Denis Odoi, Alidu Seidu, Gideon Mensah, Abdul Baba Rahman, Abdul Mumin, Daniel Amartey, Joseph Aidoo

Midfielders: Iddrisu Baba, Edmund Addo, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel Kofi Kyere, Mubarak Wakaso, Elisha Owusu

Wingers: Joseph Painstil, Andre Ayew, Augustine Okrah, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Osman Bukari, Kamaldeen Sulemana

Attackers: Jordan Ayew, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, Felix Afena Gyan, Kwesi Okyere Wriedt, Antoine Semenyo, Benjamin Tetteh.

Ghana is drawn into Group E alongside Madagascar, the Central African Republic, and Angola for a place in next year’s AFCON to be staged in Cote D’Ivoire.

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