Ghana legend Abedi Pele backs Black Stars for 2013 AFCON title
Ghana legend Abedi Pele is confident the Black Stars can win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations title after their impressive build-up to the tournament in South Africa.
The ex-captain of the side has warned the squad against complacency after impressively defeating Egypt and Tunisia pre-tournament friendlies.
Ghana are desperate for the title for the first time in 31 years with their pre-tournament form sparking hopes that they could win the title.
Pele, who was part of the team that won Ghana’s last Nations Cup title in 1982 at age 16, holds the record for the most appearance in the Afcon final.
Even though two of his sons, Jordan and Andre Ayew, were left out of the final squad for the tournament the Maestro believes Ghana can win the title.
“Ghana have always been one of the strongest in the Afcon so I believe that Ghana is always going to play that seniority role in the Afcon,” Abedi Pele told Metro TV.
“The coach has done his homework, and the technical men have made their choices.
They have won a couple of friendly matches and have given the country a lot of hope and confidence so we are keeping our fingers crossed hoping it goes well for them.”
Despite throwing his weight behind the Black Stars the former international star says the Black Stars must guard against complacency.
“Football on the continent is not easy these days, the fact that Cameroon and Egypt didn’t qualify tells a lot,” he said.
“We should be careful and attach a lot of seriousness to the matches and with the talents in camp, I am sure they will make an impact.”