Ghana touched down in Istanbul on Monday morning ahead of Wednesday’s friendly with Turkey.

TP Mazembe midfielder Solomon Asante was the only player who traveled from Accra with coach Kwesi Appiah and the rest of his technical team the previous night.

The Black Stars will have their first training session later in the evening as the rest of the called up 21-man squad arrive Monday afternoon.

The match with Turkey forms part of Ghana’s preparations for their last match in the African second round qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.