Black Stars hold first training session in Abu Dhabi

Ghana trained for the first time at their pre-Nations Cup camping base in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night with 23 players.

The session involved shake-up and light ball work at the Zayad City Sports Complex.

Injured Olympique Marseille ace Andre Ayew and striker Asamoah Gyan missed the training session.

Ayew, who picked up a hamstring injury last Wednesday, failed to meet the reporting deadline despite being released by his club on Friday.

The Black Stars will continue training tomorrow before their first test match against Egypt on 10 January.

They will also play Nations Cup finalists Tunisia three days later before leaving for South Africa on 17 January.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    IF DEDE IS NOT READY, DROP HIM AND CALL SOMEONE. AFTERALL, TUNISIA, EGYPT AND ZAMBIA WON THE AFCON TROPHY WITH LARGELY LOCAL, HOME BASED PLAYERS.

    WHERE IA PENALTY MISSER GYAN?

    KEYS TO WIN AFCON!
    IF THIS SQUAD WANTS TO WIN. DO THIS.
    NO SEX, NO PORNO MAGAZINES
    LIFT METAL. INCORPORATE WEIGHT LIFTING INTO YOUR TRAINING REGIMENT.
    PRACTICE AT NIGHTIME. CORNER KICKS, PENALTIES, FREE KICKS
    ADOPT THE 532 FORMATION. PLAY BREAK AND PASS SOCCER. 2/3 TOUCHES. TRIANGLE STYLE ATTACK LIKE BARCELONA!
    TRIANGULAR PASSING AND MOVING WITH THE BALL
    HANG A PICTURE OF THE 1982 SQUAD THAT WON THE TROPHY IN YOUR HOTEL ROOMS. IF U SEE THE PIC LONG ENUFF, U WILL BELIEVE U CAN WIN THE TROPHY.
    THE BOYS HVE TO PLAY WITH SUPREME CONFIDENCE LIKE SUPERMAN N TRUST EACH OTHER. FEAR IS AN ILLUSION….
    DO THIS AND VICTORY WILL BE OURS!
    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

  2. oyoko says:

    I agree wit u bt i tink u need to be pat of de tecnical team

  3. wolas says:

    if dede wants to demonstrate for his bro n is not ready sule is ready drop him n go for one hungry for d cup

  4. Frimpong Samuel says:

    please talk to kelvin n essien to returned to national team after afcon 2013 please

  5. Christo says:

    Say that again Oyoko. The noise is too much. At least if he joins we will be spared this harangue day in day out. And the players and technical team will also have peace of mind to train.