Black Stars are ready to crush Ivory Coast – Boye

Sports News of Friday, 6 February 2015


John Boye Scores

Defender John Boye insists Ghana is ready to take on Cote d’Ivoire in the finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars beat hosts Equatorial Guinea 3-0 on Thursday night despite crowd troubles to set up a tantalizing grand finale against the very good Ivorian side on Sunday in Bata.

Ghana recovered from a disastrous start to their campaign to make it this far in the competition.

They now have to win one game against a tough opponent in Cote d’Ivoire on Sunday to end an over three-decade wait for an African Cup crown.

“Yes, of course [about Ghana being ready for the finals],” Boye told

“That is why we won today. If we weren’t ready [for the finals], we wouldn’t have won this game.”

Ghana last played Ivory Coast in the 1992 final and lost on penalties in Senegal.