2019 AFCON: Black Stars step up preparations in Dubai

Author: Beatrice Laryea
The team took to the beach on Tuesday for some fitness exercises

The national senior men's football team, Black Stars have intensified their training in the UAE ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be staged in Egypt from June 21.

According to ghanafa.com, it was almost a full house in camp as 27 players trained during the evening session on Tuesday.

Coach Kwesi Appiah and his assistant Ibrahim Tanko took the squad through an intensive session including training at the beach before following up with some fitness exercises at the gym.

Athletico Madrid star, Thomas Partey and Ebenezer Ofori arrived on Tuesday early enough to join their team mates for the beach and gym exercises with Mubarak Wakaso and Afriyie Acquah also joining from Ghana later in the day.

The Black Stars are expected to engage South Africa and Namibia in pre-tournament friendly matches before the team jets off to Egypt for the continent’s flagship competition.

The Ghanaians have been drawn in Group F and they will face Benin in their opening match before taking on reigning African champions Cameroon with their final group match scheduled against Guinea Bissau.

Below are some photos from the teams' training sessions.