AFCON 2019 Qualifiers: Black Stars begin training ahead of Kenya clash

The Black Stars held their first training session at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday ahead of their final AFCON 2019 qualifier against Kenya on March 23.

The session had coach Kwesi Appiah supervising 21 of the 24 players he had called up for the match.

Citi Sports’ Fentuo Tahiru, who was at the training session, reported that the players present were:

Jordan and Andre Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso, Thomas Partey, Jeffrey Schlupp, Kassem Nuhu, Amis Frimpong, Felix Annan, Kwame Bonsu, Christian Atsu, Emmanuel Boateng, Alfred Duncan, Kwesi Appiah, Lawrence Ati Zigi, Richard Ofori, John Boye, Lumor Agbenyenu, Joseph Aidoo.

The rest of the contingent including Inter Milan’s Kwadwo Asamoah is expected to be join the team for their next training session on Wednesday. In addition, Reading’s Andy Yiadom will not be available for the match due to injury and he will be replaced by Daniel Opare.

Both Ghana and Kenya have qualified for the 2019 AFCON tournament but the match is to determine who finishes in top spot in the group which had Sierra Leone disqualified after they were suspended from international football by FIFA for government interference.

Kenya leads the group on 7 points with Ghana second on 6 points.

Source: Citi Sports

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