Twenty-seven local stars began camping in Obuasi on Monday ahead of next month’s tournament in Brazil.
Head coach Dauda Luttrodt held his first training session at the Len Clay Stadium with 27 players drawn from the Ghanaian top flight league.
Dauda will trim down the squad to 20 before the team leaves for Sao Paolo on January 8.
Local Black Stars squad:
Goalkeepers: Stephen Adams (Aduana) Foli Adade (Dwarfs) and Robert Dabou (Wa All Stars)
Defenders: Godfred Saka (Aduana) Christopher Bonney and Francis Morton (Dwarfs) Joshua Otoo (Wa All Stars) Ahmed Adams (Berekum Chelsea) Kwabena Adusei (Kotoko) Otuo Acheampong (Medeama) and Nuru Sulley (Hearts of Oak)
Midfielders: Jackson Owusuand Jordan Opoku (Berekum Chelsea) Seidu Salifu and Emmanuel Gyamfi (Wa All Stars) Issah Yakubu, Richard Mpong and Michael Helegbe (Kotoko) Prince Boateng (King Faisal) Theophilus Anobaah (Medeama) Aaron Amoah (AshantiGold) Moses Odjer (Tema Youth) and Kennedy Ashia (Liberty Professionals)
Attackers: Yakubu Mohammed (AshantiGold) Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak) Latif Salifu (Berekum Chelsea) and Bismark Asiedu (Medeama)