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Ghana FA technical head Oti Akenten wants efforts geared at winning 2015 AFCON

Published on: 22 July 2014
Oti Akenten

By Rahman Osman

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Ghana FA technical director Francis Oti Akenten wants an end to debate on the Black Stars disappointing World Cup campaign and wants attention turned to the winning the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

The qualifiers for the tournament to be hosted by Morocco next January will begin this September.

Ghana have failed to win the Nations Cup since 1982 triumph and lifting the trophy for the fifth time next year will placate the fans for the washed out campaign in Brazil.

Akenten is urging all and sundry to bin matters relating to the World Cup and look forward to a successful AFCON.

“We will have to start thinking about Morocco which is just around the corner,” he told

“We have qualification and then we will have to give our all to win it also.

“So for my candid opinion we will have to wrap up on this world cup issues and start thinking of how to succeed in the AFCON.”

The Black Stars have managed to reach the semi-final of the last four editions of the Africa Cup of Nations.


This article has 8 comment(s), give your comment
  • Mumbi says:
    July 22, 2014 10:16 am
    Ghana can win 2015 afcon with the following teams at the tornament; Comoros, Lesotho, Sychells, Madagascar, Mauritious, Mauritania, Chad, South Sudan, Somalia, Zanzbar, Eretrea, Guine Bissau, Swaziland, Kenya, and Botwana. Ghana can beat Botwana in the finals via penalties especially when they are hosting.
  • Benny says:
    July 22, 2014 10:20 am
    Listen to that joker.Can Ghana win anything with corrupt GFA coupled with corrupt technical staff with clueless coach as head. Forget Afcon ,we are sick and tired of being disgraced by you lot.
  • kasa bi says:
    July 22, 2014 10:54 am
    Ya te br3 abaa!! Ghana FA want to chop chop our money abaa!!!!!!!!
  • NII-BI says:
    July 22, 2014 11:43 am
    Until all those who are in Fa positions are no longer there. They dont have the nation interest in their hearts. Somebody like Nyantakyie who is the president of the FA at the same time manager as well! What is his motive over there? Our coach also is not anyone who can leads to win even orange on the street ball. I was just analysing him since he took over and i have concluded on him that he doesnt have a leadership or coaching skills. Ghana needs a new enviroment with fresh men and honest mentality!!!
  • Rasheed says:
    July 22, 2014 01:26 pm
    No way Oti Akenteng,we will only win the African cup,if corrupt people like you and Nyantakyie leave office.Mark my words.
  • Mama G says:
    July 22, 2014 02:55 pm
    Oti Akenteng & Nayantayie, Ben Koufie and all those at GFA have to leave. You want Ghanaians to forget WC b'cos you guys have more to tell Ghanaians. No we wants to know what actually happen in Brazil and the money given for the WC
  • Kwabena says:
    July 22, 2014 06:36 pm
    Guinea n Uganda are our main threats to qualifying to the AFCON. We need to take these teams seriously n I suggest AA include Wakaso n Inkoom in his first 11.
  • Pepper says:
    July 22, 2014 06:50 pm
    @Kwabena,If they like they can include Kwabena,still we will not qualify