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Gabon coach Duarte backs Ghana to win 2013 Nations Cup

Published on: 15 January 2013

Gabon coach Paulo Duarte says Ghana can win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Portuguese coach is with his team on a training tour of the UAE haven failed to qualify for this month’s tournament in South Africa.

The ex Burkina Faso coach watched the Black Stars dismantle Egypt in a 3-0 friendly win and again witnessed the great comeback in the 4-2 win over Tunisia.

Duarte now says, haven watched all two of Ghana’s warm up matches towards the 2013 AFCON that the Black Stars have what it takes to win the tournament in South Africa.

“Why not (when asked about Ghana’s chances)? Ghana every year is a favourite,” he told Angel FM.

“They have a good team, good young players and with quality so why not?”

The Ghana team will arrive in South Africa on Wednesday where they will immediately move to their base in Port Elizabeth.

The Black Stars will play their Group B opener against DR Congo four days later before facing Mali and Niger in the subsequent group games.

The team aims at winning Ghana’s first African title in 31-years in South Africa.

Source: MTNFootball.com

Comments

  • wonderful kwame says:
    January 15, 2013 08:27 pm
    ungrateful ghana people. Players come kill dem self 4u and u pay them back with foolish talk. only two matches for you to win. maybe that was your friendly matches. if so, then you don come home dadaaada!
  • SNOW DEMON says:
    January 15, 2013 12:15 pm
    THUS MA COACH. A VERY HANDSOME KID AND I KNOW HE'LL COACH US ONE DAY
  • Olembe says:
    January 15, 2013 11:33 am
    Ooh so u thk he was going to say Ghana will be eliminated on Ghanaian radio?. He is a professional coach. so don't espect him to say anythg differnt.
  • Gty says:
    January 15, 2013 11:30 am
    Pls how on earth we ghana win a competition dat king zambia her? Don't knw ghana can only win a competition where there is no king zambia?
  • Nana Owusu says:
    January 15, 2013 09:50 am
    @TT, Thanks man!! Nice one.
  • BERNIITO says:
    January 15, 2013 09:16 am
    CAN SOMEBODY EXPLAIN TO HOW AND WHEN "HAVEN" REPLACED "HAVING" IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ? I'VE BEEN READING ARTICLES ON THIS SITE WHERE "HAVEN" IS PURPORTEDLY USED AS "HAVING" . PERHAPS THERE ARE NO WEB ADMINISTRATOR AND EDITOR . ANYWAY, NO SERIOUS MINDED TEAMS AND PLAYERS TAKE THESE FAVOURITE TAGS SERIOUSLY THESE DAYS.OTHERWISE,IVORY COAST WOULD HAVE BEEN AFRICAN CHAMPIONS FOR THE LAST FOUR EDITIONS OF THE AFCON. BLACKSTARS SHOULD IGNORE ALL THESE MIND GAMES AND CONCENTRATE ON SET-PIECE PRACTICE!
  • theprince says:
    January 15, 2013 07:05 am
    we are always the favourite but in the end we come home empty handed. Hope it won't happen this time around.
  • kwame-blz says:
    January 15, 2013 06:02 am
    He was asked by a Ghanaian radio station, what do u expect the answer to be?
  • Mojahadine says:
    January 15, 2013 06:24 am
    Do not believe the hype
  • TT says:
    January 15, 2013 05:13 am
    GHANA V TUNISIA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBf7R7-sYmg
  • Zg says:
    January 15, 2013 05:05 am
    Thank you, Thank you Thank you very much. GH4LIFE