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.

Abedi Pele says the Black Stars must guard against complacency

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.”

Source: MTNFootball.com

READERS COMMENTS

  1. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    LET FATAU START, LET CLOTTEY START. LET AFFUL START. PLS DONT START UR BEST STARTERS AGAINST A TEAM LIKE CONGO. DONT WEAR UR SUNDAY CLOTHES TO PLAY. IM NOT UNDERATING CONGO, BUT LETS BE FRANK. CONGO IS NOT IN OUR CLASS AT ALL. SAVE UR BEST FOR LAST, PLS….

    ALL WE NEED IN THESE FIRST 3GAMES ARE CLEAN SHEETS. NO GOALS AGAINST AND ALL 3 POINTS.

  2. wonderful kwame says:

    Ghana will win only two matches. Maybe none, because they already won two friendlies. Next year will be your year. Not this year.

  3. tiger says:

    Good but don’t forget to advise Ayew and Jordan to change their attitude. Tell them that black star is not a one man team

  4. ck says:

    who is dis kwame guy? Even if ghana cannot win anygame at all, its not nigeria, zambia n ivory coast idiot….

  5. Congoman says:

    @ GH, FUO, THINK SMALL. Listen man you just keep on under estimating the Leopards. Remember how u under dog Our next door Zambia?. Everyone saw how Zambia corrected you. What has your BS won in Africa in the last 30 years??. A BIG ZERO!. You ghana people got big mouths,but no action. You’ve been talking about winning this cup since 1992 in Senegal. And on every occasion you always flop!. Congo will teach you a good lesson on Sunday. The lesson is called “SUCKER-PUNCH”.

    • zambia is our toilet hole says:

      DAY DREAMER

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      CONGOMAN, ONLY A FOOL WILL STOP WANTING TO FULFILL THEIR DREAMS. U TALK AS IF ZAMBIA HAS WON 4 AFCONS…SHUT UP!
      MENATLITY!
      AA MUST TAKE HEED TO MY ADVICE IF HE WANTS TO LIFT THE TROPHY
      1. Get your tactics right
      2. keep clean sheets in every single game.
      3. attackers win you a match, defenders win you a tournament.
      4. Make sure youR TEAM N PLAYERS are disciplined
      5. Treat your players with respect. motivated all the players like their big brother.
      6. Get the best out of your most talented players. PUT IN MORE WORK. MORE TRAINING, MORE LIFTING METAL
      7. Don’t complain about the facilities
      8. TRUST EACH OTHER

      WE NEED TO ADOPT THE MENTALITY OF SCORING AND NOT BE SCORED ON. NO GOALS AGAINST PLS…..
      AA, PREPARE FOR THE WORST POSSIBLE SITUATION AT THIS AFCON
      LETS USE THE FIRST 3 GAMES TO TIGHTEN OUR DEFENCE. NO GOALS AGAINST. ALL WE NEED ARE THE FULL 3 POINTS.
      JUS BEAT UR OPPONENTS BY 1 GOAL N DO NOT CLAIM ANY GOALS
      NO COMPLACENCY/TIRI MU D3, PLS…..

  6. Coconutman says:

    The Coach must use his starting eleven for every game. The best 11 players as determined by the Coaching and technical staff since the first day of camp should start every game and win convincingly. This is a tournament and you need to accumulate all the points you can get to win the group. The winner of a group gets a top seed and an easier opponent in the next round so go all out and don’t hold back.

  7. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    MENATLITY!
    AA MUST TAKE HEED TO MY ADVICE IF HE WANTS TO LIFT THE TROPHY
    1. Get your tactics right
    2. keep clean sheets in every single game.
    3. attackers win you a match, defenders win you a tournament.
    4. Make sure youR TEAM N PLAYERS are disciplined
    5. Treat your players with respect. motivated all the players like their big brother.
    6. Get the best out of your most talented players. PUT IN MORE WORK. MORE TRAINING, MORE LIFTING METAL
    7. Don’t complain about the facilities
    8. TRUST EACH OTHER

    WE NEED TO ADOPT THE MENTALITY OF SCORING AND NOT BE SCORED ON. NO GOALS AGAINST PLS…..
    AA, PREPARE FOR THE WORST POSSIBLE SITUATION AT THIS AFCON
    LETS USE THE FIRST 3 GAMES TO TIGHTEN OUR DEFENCE. NO GOALS AGAINST. ALL WE NEED ARE THE FULL 3 POINTS.
    JUS BEAT UR OPPONENTS BY 1 GOAL N DO NOT CLAIM ANY GOALS
    NO COMPLACENCY/TIRI MU D3, PLS…..



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