AFCON 2021: Ghana should not ride on past glories to underrate Group C opponents – Yaw Boateng Gyan
''The current football is very challenging and not the same as the the old times''
The Chief Executive Officer for Bofoakwa Tano FC, Yaw Boateng Gyan, has cautioned the Black Stars not to ride on past glories to underestimate any of their Group C opponents in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The West African country were seeded in Group C alongside, Morocco, Gabon and Comoros in a draw held last Tuesday in Cameroon.
In an interview on SilverFM, Yaw Boateng Gyan stressed that the issue of past excellence by the Black Stars ahead of tournaments has caused the country far too long.
”The current football is very challenging and not the same as the the old times”
”We will be doing ourselves more harm if we continue to strive on past glory to under-estimate any of our group opponents team”
Ghana will find it easy to make it out of Group C but topping it is paramount.
The Black Stars of Ghana will play their first two matches in Yaoundé before travelling up North to Garoua for the final Group C encounter.
The Black Stars will take on the Atlas Lions of Morocco in the opening match on Monday, January 10 at the Ahmadou Ahijo stadium in Yaoundé. Ghana will then play Gabon on Friday, January 14 before battling Comoros on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
The Black Stars are in search of their first Africa Cup of Nations title since 1982 and Coach Akonnor has been tasked to end the forty – two-year trophy in Cameroon.
The 2021 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled for Cameroon from Sunday, January 9 to Sunday, February 6, 2022.