In a recent meeting between the President and the leadership of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Nana Addo charged the football governing body to do everything within their power to ensure they end Ghana’s AFCON trophy drought in the forthcoming continental tournament to be hosted in Ivory Coast early next year.
In a recent address to the GFA board, the current President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo stressed on the importance of ending Ghana’s 41-year trophy drought based on the need for a change in trophyless streak of the Black Stars since they won in 1982.
Speaking to members of the GFA at the recent address, he stated if his memory serves him right, he can recall that the Black Stars have played in a couple AfCON finals recently, one of which includes the one they lost in 2015.
In light with his quest to encourage the GFA to ensure the team performs extremely well in the upcoming tournament, he stated that they should collectively join forces in making the 2023 AfCON tournament a successful one for the Black Stars adding that expectations are very high.
The Black Stars of Ghana have drawn in Group B against teams like Egypt, Mozambique and Cape Verde.
Though a lot of Ghanaian football fans have described the group as a manageable one, it is uncertain whether the Ghanaian team can prove a point by not only sailing on to the knockout stage, but going as far as lifting the trophy in the coming competition which will be hosted Ivory Coast next month.
In the upcoming tournament, Ghana will begin their campaign against Cape Verde on 14 January, 2024, battle it out with Egypt in the second group game before finally ending the preliminary with their last group encounter against Mozambique.
The 34th edition of the AfCON will kick off on 13 January and end on 11 February, 2024 and as part of calls by most people for another triumphant story in the history of the Black Stars team, Nana Addo is echoing the aspirations of the national team for a successful campaign in the highly acknowledged continental tournament.