Sports News of Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Former Ghana international Augustine Arhinful has disclosed the Black Stars cannot be looked down as favourites at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Coach Kwesi Appiah’s side has been on a poor run ahead of the competition after failing to win any of their two pre-AFCON friendlies.
According to Arhinful, he is confident the Black Stars will always be favourites at the Nations Cup irrespective of their form.
“Ghana can’t be looked down as favourite. It’s not about having big name players abroad but a national team that has teamwork and cohesion,” he told Sikka Sports.
Ghana has not won the competition since last lifting the trophy in 1982 but the 44-year old is confident the country’s barren run may soon be over.
“I believe come what may, Ghana will win the AFCON even if not this one but subsequent ones,” he said.
Ghana are four times champions of Africa.