Do your best to make this tournament a success – Akufo-Addo to GFA

President Akufo-Addo has urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to do their best to make sure the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations is a success.

It will be 42 years by the time the tournament starts in Ivory Coast next month that the Black Stars have not won the tournament.

Speaking during a meeting with the Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association on Wednesday, Akufo-Addo reminded the association of the love Ghanaians have for football and urged to give the team the best preparation ahead of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, set to start in 22 days in Ivory Coast.

“Ghanaians are obsessed with football, and you have the mandate of ensuring that our game is on the right path. We have the Africa Cup of Nations in a few days, and it is our responsibility to give the technical team and the playing body the needed support to succeed in neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire.

“It’s been forty-one years since Ghana won the Africa Cup of Nations. If my memory serves me right, we have played in a couple of finals in recent times and lost on penalties in 2015. Expectations are very high, so let’s do our best to make this tournament a success.”

Ghana is set to open their group stage campaign against Cape Verde on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

The Black Stars will then play against record champions Egypt in their second group match against Egypt in four days before wrapping up the group face against Mozambique on January 22.

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