The Black Stars of Ghana held their first training session at the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday evening ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations doubleheader.
It’s the first time the Black Stars have regrouped since the unceremonious round of 16 exit at AFCON 2019 in Egypt.
All three goalkeepers invited for the game were present along with three defenders, two midfielders and five attackers.
Captain Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Torric Jebrin, Emmanuel Boateng, Patrick Twumasi, Samuel Owusu, Gideon Mensah, Kassim Nuhu, Fatawu Mohammed, Shafiu Mumuni, Felix Annan, Richard Ofori and Razak Abalora were all present for the first day of training.
The rest of the invited players are expected arrived last night.
The training was supervised by head coach Kwesi Appiah and ably supported by CK Akonnor, the newly-appointed assistant coach.
The team will leave for the Cape Coast on Tuesday, making stops at Winneba and Mankessim to distribute paraphernalia and interact with locals, all in line with a newly launched campaign dubbed “BringBackTheLove”.
The campaign is an initiative aimed at reigniting passionate support for the team.
They will hold further training sessions at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Tuesday and Wednesday evening before the game kicks off at 7pm on Thursday.