Soccer News of Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Former Ghana goalkeeper Richard ‘Olele’ Kingson believes the Black Stars have the best chance the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations among the 16 participating teams.
The 38-year-old, who represented Ghana in six different Afcon editions, says the current squad has the required experience for the upcoming tournament but could be hampered by the lack of unity between the football association and ministry of youth and sports.
“I tip Ghana to win the next Cup of Nations,” Kingson told Success FM.
“They have a good team with a lot of experience. But they should start playing important friendly matches just like the one against Russia this week to adequately prepare them for the tournament.
“This is the time that the Black Stars have a better opportunity to win the title since they last did in 1982 but it will only happen if the leaders plan well and resolve every friction between them. The youth and sports ministry as well as Ghana FA should sit down to solve all their differences since unity is key to success.
“Mark it down that should the leaders come together before the Afcon in January, none of the fifteen other countries will be a match for Ghana,” he added.
Ghana ended up as winners of Group H in the qualifiers after picking 14 points, seven more than Mozambique and Rwanda. They will know their group opponents on October 19, after a draw is held at the Caf secretariat in Egypt.