2019 AFCON: Former Ivory Coast captain Yaya Toure backs Cameroon to qualify ahead of Ghana

Published on: 12 April 2019

African Legend and ex-Ivory Coast skipper Yaya Toure has backed defending champions Cameroon to progress to the next round of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations ahead of Ghana from Group F.

Ghana have pitted alongside Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau in Group F of the tournament to be staged in Egypt between June and July.

The 35-year-old made the prediction as a guest at the draw which was held in Sphinx, Egypt, claiming that Cameroon, who are defending champions of the competition have what it takes to advance from the tricky group ahead of the West Africa powerhouse.

The Black Stars qualified for the continent's football showpiece after topping Group F with 9 points ahead of the Harambee Stars of Kenya after the last the round of matches.

The four-time Africa champions are seeking to end their 37-year wait for continental success, having won their last title in 1982.

Ghana have come close to ending their drought at the last six tournaments, having reached the semi-finals, and even going as far as the final in 2010 and 2015 losing to Egypt and Ivory Coast respectively.

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