Former Ghana defender Samuel Osei Kuffour says the country will profit from the lack of expectations at the upcoming Afcon in Egypt.
Ghana will have to make it out of Group F which also has defending champions Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau and Benin.
The technical handlers of the Black Stars have been charged to end the countries 27 years trophy drought.
And having represented the country at the Afcon, the former Bayern Munich and AS Roma defender wants Ghana to make the most of the lack of attention being showered on them.
“I am looking forward to the Afcon, but the most important thing is that we go into it without pressure
“We are going into the tournament with a free mind because we are not favourites.
“If you count about five teams that could win the tournament no one will mention Ghana.
“This is where our chance lies because we are going into the tournament with a free mind.
“We know that we are not going to bring the cup so it could be a surprise.
“Football is full of surprises, nobody thought Cameroon would win the competition two years ago but they did.
“The belief in the country is low regarding the Black Stars going all the way to win the cup, It could be a shock for all of us,” he told Citi sports.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will start from June 21 to July 19.