The local component of the Black Stars team departed Ghana on Friday evening for Doha-Qatar to prepare for the 2021 African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon next month.

Coach Milovan Rajevac named a 30 man squad list for a three week long preparations in Qatar.

Five local players namely David Abagna Sandan, Maxwell Abbey-Quaye, Richard Attah, Philemon Baffour and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku of Dreams FC.

The above listed five players together with the technical team departed the Kotoka International Airport for Doha-Qatar on Friday evening.

The Black Stars will begin camping in Doha for a period of 17 days to prepare for the Tournament which kicks off on Sunday, January 9, 2021.

Ghana are expected to play three friendly matches in Qatar before they emplane to Cameroon for the tournament. The Black Stars are housed in the same Group with Morocco, Comoros and Gabon and will open their campaign against the Atlas Lions (Morocco) on January 10, 2022.