Akufo-Addo charges Black Stars to win this year’s AFCON

Akufo-Addo and Dede Ayew

President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged the Black Stars to go for gold at the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), which is being held in Cameroon.

According to Nana Akufo-Addo, the team should do everything possible to win the AFCON in order to end its 40-year trophy drought.

The President said;

“Like with every edition of AFCON, the Ghanaian people expect nothing short of ultimate glory from the stars.”

“The pressure to succeed is understandably high because of our status of four-time winners, and also because it has been 40 long years since we last lifted the trophy.”

“The target for you, naturally, is to bring the cup home. We have to go a step further than the second places recorded in 1992, 2010, and 2015, and bring the 40-year drought to an end.”

The 33rd AFCON will be held in six venues across five Cameroonian cities from January 9 to February 6, 2022.

The Black Stars, led by Milovan Raievac, are in Group C and will open the tournament against Morocco on Monday before facing Gabon and Comoros.