AFCON 2021: ‘Underdogs’ Ghana Can Win The Tournament – Nigeria Legend Jay-Jay Okocha
Jay-Jay Okocha believes the Black Stars of Ghana can pull a surprise at the 2021 African Cup of nations in Cameroon by lifting the trophy.
Many are ruling out the Black Stars as favourite to win the tournament due to their bad performances before heading to the tournament.
However, the 48-year-old Nigerian legend and former PSG star has included Ghana in his list of countries favourite to annex the title.
According to Jay-Jay Okocha, the Black Stars of Ghana are heading into the tournament as underdogs, but they have what it takes to win the tournament.
“We have a tall list of countries capable of winning the tournament,” he said on SuperSport.
“Burkina Faso are in there and we know how they played in 2013 causing several upsets.
“Cameroon are playing at home and they have the support of the entire country and so you expect them to go all out in every game but this is football.
“But again, remember Ghana is in there even though they are coming in underdogs but they are favourite to win the tournament.
“We know their experience in such tournament even though things have not been smooth for them but they what it takes to win.
“The North African countries are also capable of winning the title. Algeria won it the last edition,” he added.
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.
The 2021 African cup of nations will begin today, Sunday, January 9, as the host nation Cameroon will be opening the tournament against Burkina Faso at 4pm.
Ghana will play their first match against Morocco on tomorrow, Monday, January 10, at 4pm before playing Gabon and Comoros respectively in the group stage.