[PHOTOS]: Black Stars hold first training in Houston ahead of Mexico, USA friendlies

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The Black Stars arrived in Texas on Saturday night for early preparations for this week’s international friendlies against Mexico and the United States.

The delegation from Accra, led by Ghana FA vice-president George Afriyie, arrived in Houston, the venue for Wednesday match against Mexico.

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah named 22 players for the two matches and travelled with most of the players from Accra.

The team upon arrival on Saturday held their first training on Sunday in Houston.

Their second day of training will be held on Monday evening at the same venue ahead of Mexico game on Wednesday June 28 at Houston’s NRG Stadium before facing USA three days later three days later at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in Connecticut.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers:

Addo Joseph (Aduana Stars) and Richard Ofori (Wa All Stars)

Defenders:

Lumor Agbenyenu (Munich 1860, Germany),Harrison Afful (Columbus Crew),  Nicholas Opoku (Berekum Chelsea), Jerry Akaminko ( Eskiserhispor, Turkey),  John Boye (Sivasspor, Turkey), Rashid Sumalia (Al Gharafa, Qatar), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew, USA), Samuel Sarfo (Liberty, Ghana)

Midfielders:

Mohammed Abu (Columbus Crew, USA), Isaac Sackey (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Ofori Ebenezer (Stuttgart, Germany), Kwadwo Poku (FC Miami), Winful Kwaku Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak), Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht, Belgium), Thomas Agyepong (NAC Breda, Holland), Gershon Koffie (New England Revolution)

Strikers:

Asamoah Gyan (Al Alhi, UAE), Raphael Dwamena (FC Zurich, Switzerland), Majeed Abdul Waris (Lorient FC, France) and David Accam (Chicago Fire)

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