‘We have a team’: Afriyie Acquah sure to end 33 years of ‘starvation’

Midfield workaholic, Afriyie Acquah says the biggest wish of the Black Stars in Sunday’s Africa Cup final is to appease long suffering Ghanaian fans with the trophy after 33 years of what he calls ‘starvation.’

Despite being consistently among Africa’s most revered football nations, the Ghana national team have not won the continental tournament since the last of four titles in 1982.

All that could change on Sunday night in the Equatorial Guinea capital, Bata when the Black Stars come face to face with neighbours, Ivory Coast in the deciding game of the 2015 competition and 23 year old Acquah is raring to go.

“My desire is first to make Ghanaians happy by winning this cup and secondly have my name written in history as part of the team that ended the starvation,” Acquah told Allsports.com.gh exclusively from Bata.

The Italy based midfield star who has risen to cement a first team place during the tournament, confesses to the array of star players at the disposal of the West African rivals but Acquah says the Black Stars don’t care because they derive their strength in unity and teamwork.

“We are not afraid of anybody. They (Ivory Coast) have individual players but we have a team and that is our advantage,” Acquah said confidently.

Kickoff is 19:00 hrs GMT at the Estadio du Bata as the Black Stars chase a 5th Africa Cup of Nations title.

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