Second batch of players arrive in Dubai ahead of AFCON 2019

1

CitiSportsOnline reports that Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew and General Captain Asamoah Gyan, who were part of the second batch of players who flew out of Accra on Sunday evening to join the rest of their teammates in the United Arab Emirates for the team’s pre-tournament camp in Dubai have arrived.

The team has set up camp in the UAE ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

blackstars in dubai
Jordan Ayew, Christian Atsu and Felix Annan arrive in Dubai

The team was met on arrival by Ghana’s Ambassador to United Arab Emirates Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan.

The duo were joined by Jordan Ayew, Christian Atsu, Felix Annan and some members of the technical team, namely, head coach Kwasi Appiah, his assistant Ibrahim Tanko and goalkeepers trainer Richard Kingson.

blackstars in dubai
Ghana’s Ambassador to United Arab Emirates Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan with #BlackStars skipper André Ayew and Jordan Ayew at the Team Base in Dubai

This second batch of players are expected to arrive on Monday morning to join the first batch of players who got to Dubai on Saturday.

Vice captain Kwadwo Asamoah, Kassim Nuhu, John Boye, Mohammed Alhassan and others reported to camp on Saturday, according the Ghana Football Association’s Twitter handle.

Ghana will play two friendly games against Namibia and South Africa during their 2-week stay in the UAE before making the short trip to Egypt for the start of the AFCON.

AFCON 2019 kicks off on June 21 with Ghana’s first game slated for June 25 against Benin.

blackstars in dubai

READ ALSO: Winning AFCON is a difficult task – Dede Ayew