A lot of Black Stars players will retire from the national team if they do not win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, reveals Newcastle winger Christian Atsu.
Ghana has failed to add to their four Afcon titles since 1982, and have since come close in 1992, 2010 and 2015 but lost in those finals.
According to the 27-year-old, this tournament might be the last chance for a number of his teammates to win the title.
“This is what the whole country wants. We have not won this trophy for 37 years despite all the good players this country has produced.
“I think if we get all the support we need, we can win it this year. Because if we don’t win it, many people are going to retire,” Atsu stated in an interview with FootballMadeinGhana.com
Since 2008, the Black Stars have made the semi-finals of the competition, the most number of consecutive appearance in the last four by any country.
Kwesi Appiah’s men, who are currently camping in Dubai, are hoping to end that 37-year wait for the trophy when the continental showpiece begins on Friday.
Ghana will open the campaign against Benin on Tuesday, June 25 2019.