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Ghana FA boss hails Black Stars unity ahead of AFCON

Published on: 17 January 2013

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has hailed the team's spirit and unity ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

Nyantakyi, who doubles as the chairman of the Black Stars management committee, made these comment just before the team's training camp in Abu Dhabi.

The Black Stars were impressive in the two tune-up matches played at their camping base in Abu Dhabi.

Kwesi Appiah's side beat Egypt 3-0 last Thursday and rallied from two goals down to beat fellow contestant Tunisia 4-2 on Sunday.

Nyantakyi says the players have shown the right attitude for the Nations Cup.

"I saw unity of the highest order, I saw team spirit, discipline and commitment, dedication and patriotism," the CAF Executive Committee member said.

''It appears to me that there is a general resolve that, this is our time to win this trophy and we must do everything to annex this trophy and that means putting all differences aside, working towards a common objective and sacrificing and trying to forgo certain pleasures of life in order to contribute towards this objective.

''Discipline is very paramount in everything that we do.

"On the field of play, you see that discipline being extended there. Players are asked to play certain roles and you see them religiously adhering to those instructions.

" I think it's wonderful. They bonded very well. I think they are poised and we are very happy with that."

Ghana will arrive in Port Elizabeth on Thursday-three days before engaging DR Congo in their opener.



This article has 11 comment(s), give your comment
  • Bond says:
    January 17, 2013 07:28 am
    Has there not been unity in the previous tournaments prior to this one? Ok. Lets see what happens. I have a strong feeling this is Ghanas time
  • junior mafia says:
    January 17, 2013 09:59 am
    @words do u agree there is cohesion in the team now.
  • junior mafia says:
    January 17, 2013 10:10 am
    @words do u agree there is cohesion in the team now?
  • koyot says:
    January 17, 2013 10:01 am
    Masa stop lamentin n bring de cap
  • jon bature says:
    January 17, 2013 11:06 am
    first round is the farthest ghana can go.u can tickle yourself and think there is unity but unity without materials can,t win u a trophy.there is no harm in hallucinating.
  • Kwaku Tee says:
    January 17, 2013 11:22 am
    I don't have confidence in this team but something is telling me that luck may be on our side.Do you know the reason why? The country is polarized and tensed we were lucky we didn't go to war after the election,sometimes the Lord has a way of assuaging people's anger.
  • alaha says:
    January 17, 2013 01:01 pm
    @jon bature: u r big fool if dede is the material you are talking about.Atsu>>>>>dede.
  • Nart says:
    January 17, 2013 09:48 am
    This's why arrogant players must be dropped. With the absent of those guys who see themselves as superior to the others; there's Unity and all the players are working for a common goal. THUMB UP coach Appiah
  • jon bature says:
    January 17, 2013 04:30 pm
    @alaha, a junkie man impregnated your ashawo mum and gave birth to u dats why u took the name alaha.share your opinion without insults.rashit donkey motherfucker idiot.
  • Words says:
    January 17, 2013 03:59 am
    We will win this cup because we are united dis time n dat is what will win us da cup.
  • carruthersman says:
    January 17, 2013 01:52 am
    United we stand, devided we fall. This is Ghana's time. Thank God that those that would have created confusion in the team were all dropped. A good one there Mr. A.A. GHANA NO SIZE THIS TIME.