Black Stars have the quality to win 2019 AFCON- Coach Kwesi Appiah

Published on: 03 January 2019

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is confident his lads are capable of breaking the 37-year trophy-less jinx by winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The four-time African champions have come close on several occasions including in 1992, 2010 and 2015 respectively, however, they fell at the last hurdle either by lack the mental toughness or luck.

Coach Kwesi Appiah and his playing body have been charged to end Ghana's trophy drought ahead of the upcoming tournament.

In an interview on Kessben FM in Kumasi, the former Ghana international believes he has enough quality in his team to end Ghana’s trophy drought in the upcoming tournament.

“Yes, I think we have the quality players to win the tournament but it does not come out of the blow that once you have a good team you should win a tournament”, he stated.

The former Asante Kotoko skipper also lauded the involvement of the President of the land for his immense contribution and support to the team.

“I must commend Prez Akufo-Addo for starting this project now to help the team win the tournament. If all stakeholders play their role very well it is when the nation can challenge the technical team to win the trophy.

“It is important to go to the tournament with a vision and mindset to clinch the ultimate,” he added.

The 58-year-old gaffer has been handed a contract extension and his first task will be to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which is scheduled for June.

Ghana have qualified for the eighth consecutive time since 2006 with a game to spare and will face Kenya in the last qualifying game in March to decide who tops Group F.

Meanwhile, CAF is yet to name the host nation for the tournament after Cameroon lost its hosting rights.