Former Ghana defender Anthony Baffoe has charged the Black Stars to win their match against Gabon at all cost at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Ghana lost 1-0 to Morocco in their AFCON 2021 opening game today, Monday, January 10, and they are currently under pressure to win their remaining two games.
Ghana now has two games to play, Gabon, Friday, January 14, and Comoros, Tuesday, January 18, in the group stage at 7PM in the two games.
Before the Gabon game today, the former Bayern Munich star told the player to sweat for the Ghana flag and for their families in order to claim all the three points.
“You see, you must show hunger, hunger to win. Aubameyang has recovered. I don’t care if Abdul Mumin, Jonathan Mensah, [Alexander] Djiku or Daniel Amartey is going to play in central defence- I don’t care,” Baffoe told them in the presence of coach Milovan Rajevac.
”From day one when you move out of the dressing room, when you go into tunnel, they must feel you, no smiles. It’s no more jokes. Gabon is going to fall tomorrow.
‘‘Captain Dede Ayew, Thomas Partey, [Mubarak] Wakaso, Jordan [Ayew], Baba [Rahman], Jonathan Mensah. Why am I mentioning you? Daniel Amartey- because you are people who have been in the team for long. People like you, you can’t allow yourself to have a bad day.
”It is not possible to have a bad day. Sweat for the nation, sweat for the flag of Ghana, sweat for your families…”
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.
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.