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Appiah tips Ghana for the Ultimate in AFCON 2012
Former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has expressed confidence that the Black Stars will win the 2012 African Cup of Nations.
The four-time African champion has not added to its continental trophy cabinet since 1982, and Appiah is optimistic that the drought will end in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea next year. Ghana came close to winning the ultimate prize in Angola 2010, but lost 1-0 to a solid Egyptian side in the final.
Within an inch of clinching qualification to the 28th edition of the continental flagship, Appiah is already tipping his former teammates to shine.
“They have the chance to win, the future is very promising,” the Zamalek target said, according to Citi FM. “At Angola 2010, they went to the final and I strongly believe they have the credentials of winning that particular tournament to put smiles on the faces of millions of the people in the country.”
Ghana needs to defeat Sudan in the Group I decider come October to book a ticket at the next Nations Cup as both countries are joint top, with the former having a superior goal difference.
Appiah noted that it will not be an easy task, but believes in the current crop of young players to send the west African nation back to its glory days.
“It won’t be easy but I think they want to be part of history so I think they will do their best and make that count,” he added.