AFCON 2021: I Am Very Optimistic You Will Deliver Our Fifth Trophy – Stephen Appiah Tells Black Stars

Stephen Appiah has said he’s optimistic the Black Stars will go all out to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon to end the 40-year drought.

The former Black Stars captain who led the team in several tournaments believes the current crop of players need perseverance, self-belief, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and teamwork to make the country proud, as he’s very optimist they will bring the trophy home.

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Taking to his Twitter handle, Appiah wrote;

Guys as you prepare to play your first game today, I wish you all the best of luck.

I am very optimistic that you guys are the chosen ones to deliver our 5th AFCON trophy.

All you need to achieve this is perseverance, self-belief, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, teamwork.”

The Black Stars are seeking to end their 40 years AFCON drought by winning their 5th trophy, after winning their last trophy in 1982 in Libya.

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Ghana has been to finals on three times after their last trophy, losing to the Ivory Coast on penalties in 1992 and 2015 and were beaten 1-0 by Egypt in Angola 2010.

Ghana will play their opener game against Morocco today, Monday, January 10, at 4PM before playing Gabon and Comoros respectively in the group stage.

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