The Black Stars team began training yesterday afternoon in Dubai as preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt this summer commences.

The team left its base at the JA Palm Tree Court Hotel to begin their first training at the Jeber Ali training facility in Dubai.

Most of the players have arrived in the United Arab Emirates with the exception of Ebenezer Ofori and Thomas Partey.

The two players were expected to arrive yesterday evening as Coach Kwesi Appiah fine tune his team for the competition in Egypt.

Twenty-nine players were invited for the pre-AFCON camping in Dubai, where the number will be pruned to 23.

Black Stars has been paired alongside champions Cameroon, Guinea Bissau and Benin in group F of the Africa Cup of Nations.

By: Clement Osei Aboagye

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