We have to take it game by game to win 2021 AFCON–Gyasi


Spezia forward, Emmanuel Gyasi, says the Black Stars will have to take it game by game to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations title in Cameroon next year after admitting it won’t come easy to win the trophy.

Ghana has won four AFCON titles, but has not won it since 1982, and lost in three finals since then, also reaching the semi-finals on a further five occasions.

The 27-year-old Italy-born Ghana international made his Black Stars debut in a 1-1 drawn game against South Africa in March 2021 after being named in the squad for the final two 2021 Nations Cup qualifiers.

Gyasi explains it is the dream of Ghanaians to end the 40-year AFCON trophy drought next January in Cameroon.

“Ghana is a strong National team, a good mix of interesting young prospects and more experienced players. The manager and his staff are very prepared too,” he told BBC Sport Africa.

“Ghana has played several World Cups and Africa Cups of Nations: our dream and that of our fans is to win the trophy.

“We know it won’t be easy and we will have to think game by game, but we’ll go there to make our dreams come true. We have to believe in ourselves.”

The Black Stars qualified for the AFCON as leaders of Group C last month with 13 points.

He further reveals prior to his first national team call-up, he did not speak to any official from the Ghana Football Association.

“There had been some speculations about me, but I had never spoken to anyone from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) before (the call-up).” he explained.

“Then I was finally called up! Ghana is an important football country in Africa, with thousands of good players. I am very proud of myself.”

Source: MyNewsGh.com/Sports/2021

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