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AFCON 2021: Support Black Stars to end AFCON trophy drought-Former GFA boss tells Ghanaians

Former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi

 

Former president of Ghana Football Association and Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, Kwesi Nyantakyi has called on Ghanaians to massively support the Black Stars as they hope to end the country’s 40-years Africa Cup of Nations trophy drought in Cameroon.

Ghana is making her 22nd appearances since the tournament started having won the title in 1963, 1965, then 1978 & 1982 have been 5-time runners-up.

The former Ghana FA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi who led the country to two finals and semi-finals six times in a row urged the entire country to be supportive.

Let us all unite and support the team because when the team perform, everybody will say Ghana and not one person’s name.This is not the time to be saying stuff that divides the country. Let us all stay united and support the team,” he said in an interview with a local television station, Onua TV.

I have been at the Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] several times with the Black Stars and there are tricks that we must take into consideration. Some of the North African countries come to the tournament with their own cook, cleaners among others and when I was in office, we also do the same because Africa is full of surprises.”-he continued.

This is because nobody wants to be a victim and I think with the Black Stars heading to the AFCON in Cameroon, all this must be taken into consideration.

“I believe the team can make an impact and in doing that, these things must be taken for granted,” he added.

Ghana will play its first match against Morocco on Monday, January 10 before taking on Gabon and Comoros in the other group games respectively.

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