Former Ghanaian international footballer Anthony Baffoe is optimistic about the Black Stars' prospects of advancing from Group B in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Group B presents a strong challenge, with Ghana set to face strong teams such as Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique.
Baffoe acknowledges the tough nature of the group.
He pointed out, "It’s a very tricky group with Egypt, a strong team led by the charismatic Mohammed Salah. We have Cape Verde, a team that has been a tough opponent for us.
“Additionally, Mozambique's presence adds an interesting dynamic, with two Portuguese-speaking countries in the mix."
Despite the stiff competition, Baffoe maintains faith in Ghana's potential to advance and stated, "I’m confident that we will emerge either in the first or second position in the group. Although we didn't perform well in our last tournament in Cameroon, we have a history of excelling in tournament play.
“Our team is bolstered by experienced players like Thomas Partey, Jordan Ayew, and the standout talent Mohammed Kudus. Our goalkeeper, Lawrence Ati-Zigi, provides stability. I have confidence in the team, although it won't be easy.
“I believe that Ghana will successfully navigate this group. The gap between the teams is narrowing, but we need to stay alert and perform well."
The 34th edition of the AFCON is scheduled to take place from January 13 to February 11, 2024.
Ghana will commence its campaign in the tournament on January 14 against Cape Verde.