Black Stars must prepare well to win AFCON 2017


Former Ghana international Sammy Osei Kuffour says the Black Stars need to prepare well to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana are chasing a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title after missing out narrowly in the last edition of the competition in Equatorial Guinea.

The Black Stars with a game in hand have secured a ticket to next year’s tournament in Gabon.

Sammy Kuffour who has five Cup of Nations appearances to his credit says adequate preparation is the key to unlock Ghana’s Cup of Nations trophy drought.

“I think so because you can look at the game against Cote d’ Ivoire. The destiny was in our own hands but we blew it up,” he told Citi TV.

“When you play and you think the game is going to your favour you take your chances but we didn’t take our chances. We led 2-0 and then things turned around.

“Going into the Cup of Nations we still have the same team but we need to add few other players. In my view Sulley Muntari can come back to the team.

“We must ask ourselves whether Dede Ayew can be fit for the AFCON, can Asamoah Gyan have his momentum till the Cup of Nations?

“We have a good defensive setback, we got one of the best midfielders. But my worry is how we are going to prepare for the tournament.”

The Black Stars will take on Rwanda in the final Cup of Nations qualifier on September 3 at the Accra Sports Stadium


Source: Ghanasportsonline