VIDEO+PHOTOS: Black Stars holds first training in Dubai
<>The Black Stars began preparations for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a training session on Monday evening in their UAE base.
<>Twenty three players took part in the session as c<>oach Kwesi Appiah and his Assistant, Ibrahim Tanko took the players through various drills during Monday’s training session which lasted over an hour.
<>Players were also taken through some warm-ups and stretches with goalkeeping coach Richard Kingston also taking Lawrence Ati Zigi and Felix Annan through some drills.
<>The team will return to training on Tuesday with some morning beach and gym exercises before an afternoon training session at the Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence in Dubai.
<>The Black Stars are expected to engage South Africa and Namibia in pre-tournament friendlies as the senior national team gears up for AFCON 2019 later this month.
<>Here are the players currently in camp:
<>Goalkeepers: Lawrence Ati- Zigi & Felix Annan
<>Defenders: Andy Yiadom, Abdul Baba Rahman, Lumor Agbenyenu, Kassim Nuhu, John Boye, Joseph Aidoo, Nuhu Musah, Joseph Attamah & Mohammed Alhassan
<>Midfielders: Kwadwo Asamoah, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Samuel Owusu, Thomas Agyepong, Yaw Yeboah, Thomas Partey and Abdul Fatawu
<>Attackers: Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew, Abdul Majeed Waris, Caleb Ekuban and Kwabena Owusu.