End 36 years of trophyless jinx in Cameroon – Akufo-Addo

Sports News of Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Source: asempanews.com

2018-11-20

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with Black Stars

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the Black Stars to do anything in their power to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The African heavyweights have struggled to win any major trophy at the senior level after winning the Africa Cup of Nations in Lybia in 1982.

The Black Stars have brightened their chances after defeating Ethiopia 2:0 on Sunday at the Addis Ababa Sports Stadium.

But ahead of the competition, Nana Addo challenged the playing body of the team to end the country’s 36 years trophyless jinx in Cameroon.

“It been a long time we won the AFCON trophy,” he told the playing body in Ethiopia.

“We won our last AFCON trophy in 1982 so let us all try and do what we can to bring the trophy home and I know we can do that.

“Kwesi Appiah is one of the famous coaches around so I wish you all good luck and always remember to hold up the flag of Ghana,” he added.

The win against Ethiopia has sent the Black Stars to the second position with 6 points and will host Kenya in the final round of games.

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