The Black Stars held their first training session at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday ahead of their final AFCON 2019 qualifier against Kenya on March 23.

The session had coach Kwesi Appiah supervising 21 of the 24 players he had called up for the match.

The squad was led by captain Andre Ayew in the absence of Asamoah as the Fenerbahce superstar led his colleagues for the training session at the Accra Sports Stadium.

All the foreign-based players invited turned up for training but for Kwadwo Asamoah who played late on Sunday night and Daniel Opare who is a late invitee.

All the five players handed their debut call-ups were present showing their eagerness to serve the country while the senior players in thew squad like John Boye, Mubarak Wakaso and Thomas Partey were all present.

The squad will train at the same venue for four days before lining up to play the Harambee Stars in the match at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday at 6pm.

Full list of players turning up for first day of training

Richard Ofori, Felix Annan, Ati Zigi, Lumor Agbenyenu, Joseph Aidoo, Nuhu Adams, John Boye, Kwesi Appiah, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Mubarak Wakaso, Joseph Duncan, Christian Atsu, Jeffery Schlupp, Emmanuel Boateng, Alhassan Wakaso, Thomas Partey, Nicholas Opoku, Caleb Ekuban, Amos Frimpong, Kwame Bonsu.