Black Stars Train Ahead Of 2023 AFCON


The Senior National team of Ghana, Black Stars, has commenced preparation in the form of training ahead of the 2023 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON).

On New Year’s Day, 14 players led by captain Andre Ayew and also accompanied by other players like Salis Abdul Samed, Gideon Mensah, and Ernest Nuamah, arrived at the Kumasi International Airport in the evening, ready to start camping.

Initially, the team had planned to camp in Johannesburg, South Africa, but, due to public lamentation, Kumasi was declared as the camping residence of the players Chris Houghton had called for the tournament.

Ghana plays Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Egypt of Group B of the 34th edition of the biennial African Association football tournament organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Ivory Coast.

Coach Chris Houghton has released his 27-team squad for the 2023 African Cup of Nations scheduled to kickoff in Côte d’Ivoire on January 12.

The 27 players included in the full squad included:


Lawrence Ati Zigi

Richard Ofori

Jojo Wollacott



Alidu Seidu

Dennis Odoi

Kingsley Schindler

Gideon Mensah

Issahaku Fatawu

Daniel Amartey

Nicholas Opoku

Alexander Djiku

Mohammed Salisu



Samed Salis

Baba Iddrisu

Majeed Ashimeru

Elisha Owusu

Richmond Lamptey

Mohammed Kudus

Andre Ayew

Ransford Konigsdorffer

Osman Bukari

Joseph Paintsil

Jordan Ayew

Ernest Nuamah



Inaki Williams

Antoine Semenyo

Jonathan Sowah

The competitive tournament amongst African definitive players commences from 13 January – 11 February 2024.


Meanwhile, watch video of their arrival in Kumasi below:

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