There are growing concerns about the Black Stars’ chances of winning the Africa Cup of Nations title but Kurt Okraku believes they have the quality to make everyone proud
Ghana FA president Kurt Okraku has reiterated that the Black Stars have what it takes to make the country proud at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Cameroon.
Although, the Black Stars preparations haven’t been one of the best and were even mauled 3-0 by Algeria in a friendly game last week, Okraku insists they will put up a good performance worth celebrating.
“We’ve arrived here in high spirit and like I said few days ago, I fully and entirely believe in this squad,” Okraku said in an interview with journalist Sheikh Tophic Seinu.
“This squad is made up of some amazing and intangible assets and I believe that they will rise up to the occasion and be very competitive and millions of people across the globe as well as Ghanaians will be extremely happy about the national team.
“They will fully utilize the platform which is 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Our Black Stars is on the rise and let us believe in the Black Stars.
“I’m a believer. I always believe. I believe that we have done very well up to this level and I believe that the team is well motivated.
“I believe that the technical team is up to speed and this team and players will rise up and make Ghana proud. I know that a lot of people read so many meanings into our friendly game against Algeria, to the level that they feel disappointed but everything will be alright when the tournament begins,” he added.
Ghana will play Morocco in the first game of Group C at Yaounde on Monday without influential midfielder Kudus Mohammed who could not arrive at the team’s camp on time due to injury concerns.
The Black Stars will face Gabon on Thursday before wrapping up the group stage with a clash with Comoros on Sunday.