Pimpong: Black Stars must avoid complacency

Soccer News of Thursday, 29 January 2015

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

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A member of Ghana’s 2006 world cup team in Germany Razak Pimpong, has advised the current crop of Black Stars players to do away with complacency in the ongoing cup of nations.

Ghana is through to the quarter final stage of the ongoing cup of nations in Equatorial Guinea and are awaiting either Guinea or Mali.

The Stars have looked good as the tournament progressed with dramatic wins against favorites Algeria and South Africa lifting confidence in camp. Pimpong who represented Ghana during the 2004 Olympic tournament and also played for Ghana at the 2006 world cup says he has been keeping tabs on the team’s performance in Equatorial Guinea.

“The Black Stars have been doing very well and have looked very committed in their last two games,” the former Copenhagen man told Ghanasoccernet.com Ghana have won the AFCON competition on four occasions but have gone 33 years without a the title now, in between that they have made the finals on two occasions 1992 and 2010 and Pimpong says it is the wish of all Ghanaians that the Stars break the jinx in Equatorial Guinea.

“We have done well in the last decade and it is our wish that they win us the trophy but football is a bit unpredictable.

“There have been great squads but have failed to win the AFCON, if they do away with complacency and work together they have all it takes to win it.”