Ghana defender Harrison Afful says he wants to make a huge impact at the 2013 Africa Cup Nations.
The versatile Esperance player is determined to play a starring role for the Black Stars who are chasing their first African title since 1982.
Afful was surprisingly left out of Ghana's squad for the 2012 tournament despite scoring the only goal which secured the 2011 CAF Champions League title for his Tunisian side.
But he has been named in Kwesi Appiah's preliminary 26-man squad and remains a sure bet to make the final cut to South Africa.
"I must say the last two seasons have been good for me and I feel very confident now to play in a highly competitive tournament like the Nations Cup," Afful told MTNFootball.com.
"I was not the last Nations Cup but I wasn't disturbed because I know my time will come. I'm looking forward to the tournament.
"The coach has faith in us and we also have confidence in him as well so it will be a nice tournament for us."