I think the draw is okay - Ghana coach C.K Akonnor speaks about Black Stars group

I think the draw is okay - Ghana coach C.K Akonnor speaks about Black Stars group

  • Ghana coach C.K Akonnor says he is okay with the Black Stars' group
  • The Black Stars have been drawn in Group C with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros Island
  • C.K Akonnor's team played Morocco in a friendly in June

Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor, has expressed satisfaction in Ghana's group at next year's Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The four times African champions have been paired alongside North African powerhouse Morocco, West African neighbours Gabon and debutants Comoros Island.

Speaking to Tv3 Sports after the draw in Yaoundé, the ex-Black Stars captain thanked God for drawing Morocco, the team he lost to in a friendly in June.

I think the draw in okay- Ghana coach C.K Akonnor speaks about Black Stars group
I think the draw in okay- Ghana coach C.K Akonnor speaks about Black Stars group. SOURCE: Twitter/ @ghanafaofficial
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“I think [the draw] is okay,” Akonnor told 3sports. “I didn’t come here with a lot of expectations regarding which group I want to be in. Nowadays football is football so you cannot expect anything.

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“We are preparing feverishly for this tournament and the coming matches in the world cup and I am sure we will be ready.”

Although Gabon and Comoros Island are deemed minnows in the group, C.K AKonnor is not underestimating any team as he prepares for the task ahead.

It will be the coach's first appearance as a gaffer at the tournament and reveals the friendly against Morocco has given him an idea of the Atlas Lions ahead of AFCON.

“I think we had a strong friendly with Morocco a few months ago and thank God they are in our group. It gives us an idea of the opponent. I am thankful to the Ghana FA for organizing the friendly,” he continued.
“It’s the first time but I am not under any pressure. You guys give me pressure in Ghana but I am okay. Ghanaians are yearning for the cup and we will do our best to get it,” he concluded.

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The Black Stars have not won the Africa Cup of Nations since 1982 and C.K Akonnor has been charged with ending the nation's trophy drought.

The team has been close three times, in 1992, 2010 and 2015.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that, Coach of the senior national team, the Black Stars, Charles Kwablan Akonnor met African football legend Roger Milla at the Africa Cup of Nations draw on Tuesday.

The former Ghana captain shared the moment with the Cameroonian before the draw was held in Yaoundé.

In photos posted on Twitter by the coach, C.K Akonnor is seen beaming with smile as he waited to find out his opponents for the Nations Cup next year.

Source: Yen Newspaper

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