Wakaso ‘certain’ of Afcon 2017 success

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The former Celtic man is tipping Ghana to lift the ultimate at the flagship continental championship next year

Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso believes the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title is theirs to lose.

The Black Stars have seen a run of disappointing tournaments since their last glory in Libya in 1982.

Having reached the semis of the last five events, the 25-year-old insists the Black Stars have what it takes to end their 34-year wait.

“It’s been long since we had an Afcon trophy,” Wakaso told Citi FM.

“We have a good coach and I am very much certain that next year will be the year.”

The former Ashanti Gold man has just wrapped up a season-long loan with Spanish side Las Palmas from Russian outfit Rubin Kazan, and reveals England will not be a bad next destination.

“It was an amazing season and everybody at Gran Canaria [Las Palmas] is happy,” Wakaso added.

“They are still getting to me and some of the fans have a fan club for me. I really wanted to stay there but the financial restrictions means it will be difficult for me to return there.

“I am actually eyeing a move there [England] because some of my friends and brothers keep encouraging me to come over. And so, I am just keeping my fingers crossed and we will see what happens.”

Wakaso boasts of 40 appearances for the Black Stars.

 

Source: Goal

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