AFCON 2019: Black Stars are ready, Gyan declares

General Captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, says the team is “ready” to take on the rest of the continent in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The Black Stars are currently camping in Dubai, as they prepare for the tournament in Egypt.

Coach Kwesi Appiah’s side has, however, failed to inspire hope following two winless pre-tournament friendlies.

First, Ghana lost 1-0 to minnows Namibia before drawing goalless with South Africa last Saturday.

However, Gyan believes Ghana has done enough preparations ahead of the tournament to be hosted in Egypt.

According to him, although the tournament will be difficult, the Black Stars players are equally ready for the challenge.

“We are ready. This is just a training game and we’ve been working so hard for the past 10 days,”the 33-year-old told the media after Ghana’s 0-0 draw with Bafana Bafana.

“The tournament is a different ball game altogether so we are happy there are no injuries in camp. We are going there with all the players ready for the tournament.”

The Black Stars are on a mission to end a 37-year trophy drought, having last won the AFCON in 1982.

Ghana has been paired in Group F, which also contained defending champions Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau and Benin.

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