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Sports News Mon, 1 Jul 2019

PHOTOS: Black Stars hold final training session ahead of Guinea-Bissau game

Asamoah Gyan, Black Stars striker

The Black Stars this afternoon held their last training session ahead of their last 2019 AFCON Group F game against Guinea-Bissau in Suez, Egypt.

The Stars have gone two games without a win at the tournament and are in dire need of a win if they are to progress to the last 16 against Guinea-Bissau who have also not won a game yet at the tournament.

Benin denied Ghana their first 3 points in a pulsating 2-2 stalemate whiles the defending champions, Cameroon also held the Stars to a goalless draw on Saturday.

With the AFCON trophy in mind, the Stars are determined to go all out to beat the team they’ve never lost to over a decade. Since January 20, when Ghana played Guinea-Bissau at the CAN 2008 in Accra, they have gone on to draw twice and won two more in their recent outings.

The last time the two sides met in Malabo at the 2015 AFCON, the Stars trashed Guinea 3-0. However, Ghana will be without the likes of Kasim Nuhu who got suspended after picking his second yellow card in the campaign and Christian Atsu, the hero for Ghana in their last game against Guinea.

The nimble-footed player scored a brace and won Man of The Match in that game but unfortunately, he has been sidelined this time due to injury.

Meanwhile, John Boye is set to return to action after serving his suspension after receiving a red card in his first game. Although talks have emerged of adding the nation’s top scorer, Asamoah Gyan, to the starting lineup for this game, Coach Kwesi Appiah averred at the press conference today that the former Sunderland’s output at training tonight will justify his inclusion.

Prior to this training session, the Stars had an early shake-up in their hotel this morning.

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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