Black Stars arrive in Egypt for AFCON

Author: Samuel Amoesi
Black Stars captain Andre Ayew being handed a welcoming plaque on the team's arrival at the Cairo International Airport

Players and officials of Ghana’s Black Stars arrived in Cairo on Friday for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which kicks off at the Cairo International Stadium later in the day.

The Ghanaian team flew to the Egyptian capital from Dubai where the team had set up a training camp for the past two weeks preparing for the continental showpiece.

Captain of the team, André Ayew received a welcoming plaque from officials of the Local Organising Committee who were at the Cairo International Airport to welcome the team alongside with Ghana’s Ambassador to Egypt, Dr Nii Okai Hammond.

Asamoah Gyan and teammates arriving at the airport

The Black Stars will travel later to Ismailia where the team will play two group matches against Benin and Cameroun.

Kwasi Appiah’s side will open their campaign with a Group F clash against Benin on Tuesday, June 25 before playing their second group game against Cameroun on June 29.

Their last group clash against Guinea-bissau will take place on July 2 at the Suez Army Stadium.

The players pose on their flight from Dubai to Cairo