Black Stars coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor is satisfied with Ghana’s AFCON group.
The West African powerhouse have been draw against 1976 winners Morocco, debutants Comoros Island and Gabon in Group C of the Africa Cup of Nations next year.
The Black Stars will begin their quest for a fifth title with the clash against Morocco, a team Akonnor lost to in a friendly in June.
“I think [the draw] is okay,” Akonnor told 3sports. “I didn’t come here with a lot of expectations regarding which group I want to be in. Nowadays, football is football, so you cannot expect anything he added.
“We are preparing feverishly for this tournament and the coming matches in the world cup, and I am sure we will be ready.”
The Black Stars last won the nations cup in 1982, but have been close three times, losing to the Ivory Coast twice in 1992 and 2015 and Egypt in 2010.
C.K Akonnor is not worried about the pressure to end Ghana’s AFCON trophy drought as he prepares his team for the tournament in Cameroon.
“I think we had a strong friendly with Morocco a few months ago and thank God they are in our group. It gives us an idea of the opponent. I am thankful to the Ghana FA for organizing the friendly,” he continued.
“It’s the first time, but I am not under any pressure. You guys give me pressure in Ghana, but I am okay. Ghanaians are yearning for the cup, and we will do our best to get it,” he concluded.