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AFCON 2021: I believe in my squad to win the title- Black Stars Coach CK Akonnor

Head coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, CK Akonnor
CK Akonnor - Black Stars head coach

Ghana’s head coach, Charles Kwabla Akonnor, has expressed optimism that his current squad for AFCON next year will win the title.

The Blackstars is hoping to end its forty-year title drought since its win in 1982.

Ahead of the competition which will be hosted in Cameroon next year, Coach CK Akonnor says he believes in his team and the fact that they can win the title.

Speaking in a Zoom interview with the press, the coach expressed: “I strongly believe in the squad and I hope all Ghanaians will also do that”.

“For the last few years, we have gotten closer to the title and it's being disappointing and so we have been negative towards the national team and my message to everyone is to think positive.

We have been dreaming about it and we must find a way to get it. At the moment it doesn’t look likely to everyone but I believe in the squad that it will happen.

When we win it’s Ghana that has won not any individual and this includes the playing body. We need to do it together”, he said.

The Black Stars of Ghana have been drawn alongside North African giants Morocco, Gabon, and Comoros in Group C of the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Ghana is a four-time winner of the tournament in 1963, 1965, 1978, 1982 respectively. The country has also emerged runner-up 5 times in 1969, 1970, 1992, 2010, and 2015 respectively.

Since its last win in 1982 in Libya, the Black Stars have been finalists in the tournament on three occasions.

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