Ghana coach’s Kwesi Appiah commenced his training for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with hugely encouraging attendance as 21 players turned up.
The large turn out of players is a massive boost for the Black Stars coach who is seeking to end the qualification on a high note with the players showing high dedication.
The squad was led by captain Andre Ayew in the absence of Asamoah as the Fenerbahce superstar led his colleagues for the training session at the Accra Sports Stadium.
All the foreign-based players invited turned up for training but for Kwadwo Asamoah who played late on Sunday night and Daniel Opare who is a late invitee.
All the five players handed their debut call-ups were present showing their eagerness to serve the country while the senior players in thew squad like John Boye, Mubarak Wakaso and Thomas Partey were all present.
The squad will train at the same venue for four days before lining up to play the Harambee Stars in the match at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday at 6pm.
Full list of players turning up for first day of training
Richard Ofori, Felix Annan, Ati Zigi, Lumor Agbenyenu, Joseph Aidoo, Nuhu Adams, John Boye, Kwesi Appiah, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso, Joseph Duncan, Christian Atsu, Jeffery Schlupp, Emmanuel Boateng, Alhassan Wakaso, Thomas Partey, Nicholas Opoku, Caleb Ekuban, Amos Frimpong, Kwame Bonsu.