The Leader of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Mr Dan Lartey, has described the 26th African Cup of Nations as a symbol of African unity and nothing should be done to mar its intended purpose.
He has, therefore, challenged all participating teams to be disciplined and accept the outcome of their matches.
Mr Lartey told the Daily Graphic in the party's goodwill message to the Black Stars that it was important for them to win the cup against all odds.
He said by winning the bid to host the tournament, Ghana had the opportunity to showcase its brand of football, which enabled the 1963, 1965, 1978 and the 1982 squads win those editions for the country.
“The hosting right also indicates the confidence the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has in the country”, he said, adding that “the peaceful atmosphere in the country is serving as an attraction to other African countries”.
Mr Lartey noted that there could not be any better time than now for the Black Stars to win the cup and, therefore tasked the team to avoid any situation that would not be helpful to their cause.
He congratulated the other participating teams on qualifying to be part of the tournament and urged them to enjoy the best of Ghanaian hospitality while staying in the country.