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Uganda Coach Bobby Williamson Rubbishes Ghana’s AFCON Chances

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Uganda coach Bobby Williamson has rubbished the chances of Ghana winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title in South Africa insisting they have nothing to offer.

The Scottish coach does not believe Nigeria and Ivory Coast have anything special to offer in Africa’s flagship football tournament which starts on Saturday.

The controversial coach is rather tipping hosts South Africa and champions Zambia who have not been impressive in the build-up to the tournament.

Williamson, who recently slammed by Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi for criticising European coaches in Africa, got close to qualifying the Cranes of Uganda for the AFCON but was denied a place by African champions, Zambia.

“The Bafana Bafana team have prepared well enough and their recent results in international build-ups speak for themselves ,” Williamson was quoted as saying on MTNfootball.com.

“With very good support from home and playing as a team I think South Africa will win the AFCON Cup.

“There is nothing special with the so called big teams like Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast.”

South Africa who last won the Afcon trophy in 1996 when they hosted are in Pool A alongside Angola, Cape Verde and Morocco.

Williamson, formerly coach of Scottish Clubs Kilmarnock and Hibs, and also English side Chester City said although he thinks South Africa have an upper hand, he added that the AFCON is full of surprises and anything can happen.

Asked if he rated the defending champions Zambia highly, the Ugandan coach said the Chipolopolo are an experienced team and cannot be underrated.

“They have not been playing well in the build-ups, but that could work to their advantage because they will go into the tournament all out to prove a point,” Williamson said.

“The one team that might surprise a few people is Zambia who have a lot of top players. It’s going to be a great tournament.”

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