Sports News of Thursday, 26 January 2017
Black Stars defender Jonathan Mensah has said Ghana’s loss to Egypt will not distract the team’s quest to make it all the way to the final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
Ghana lost 1-0 to Egypt on Wednesday in their last group game, having earlier won their first two matches against Uganda and Mali.
Jonathan Mensah, speaking to Class Sports’ Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang, expressed confidence in his teammates to beat the Congolese.
“The most important thing was to qualify. We didn’t want this result, but that is what transpired. We are through to the knockout stage of the competition, which was our minimum target coming to Gabon. We have seen the Congolese and they are a very good side. They won two of their games and drew against the Ivorians, so we are definitely in for a tough game. But I’m confident in the abilities of my colleagues and I know whoever is selected for the game will give his all on Sunday,” he stated.
The Black Stars are desperate to win the ultimate for the first time in 35 years, having last won the competition in 1982.