2019 Afcon: Ghana is ready for any country - Coach Kwesi Appiah

Published on: 12 April 2019

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah says his side is ready to face any country in the upcoming 2019 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Egypt between June and July.

The Africa Cup of Nations draw will take place on Friday with several coaches waiting to discover their countries' fate.

The Black Stars of Ghana have been seeded in Pot 2 alongside Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Mali, Guinea and Algeria, hence they are likely to get tough opponents in the 2019 Afcon draw.

Speaking ahead of the draw, the 56-year-old gaffer is confident Black Stars will be ready to face any opponent in the tournament.

"All the qualified nations are strong so I see the draw as a normal one, he said on FOX 97.9 FM.

"If you are going to a tournament and you are afraid of some teams then what are you going to do, so if only you want to compete then you have to be ready for any team, whoever you are drawn against you can't avoid them so we are ready for any team".

The tournament is the biggest yet with 24 teams and the first to be held in Europe's summer rather than January or February.

It will take place from 21 June to 19 July, meaning European-based players will not need to miss club games.