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Muntari backs Ghana to end trophy drought

Sulley Muntari celebrating a goal scored at the 2010 Fifa World Cup finals in South Africa

By Patrick Akoto

Sulley Muntari insists the Black Stars have the wherewithal to end the trophy drought at next year’s Nations Cup finals.  

Ghana open their campaign against minnows Botswana before playing neighbours Mali and Guinea in Group D for the biannual showpiece.

The Group could be tricky for the 2010 Fifa World Cup quarter-finalists considering the pedigrees of their opponents.

The Inter Milan star man, who will is expected to feature prominently in Goran Stevanovic’s squad at the tournament, remains adamant about the country’s chances.

“With our pedigree on the continent, surely a lot will be expected of us in the tournament. I have said before that we’re determined to go a step further in 2012,” Muntari said

“We respect our opponents in the group but the truth of the matter is that we’re also going to guard against complacency and tackle each game with total seriousness.

“We have a fantastic manager and a great team which is very compact and so we’ll do our best. I believe we’re capable of writing our names in the history books.”

Ghana were losing finalists at the 2010 Africa Cup Nations in Angola.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Joe says:

    Good talk boy.Lift the flag of GH high.

  2. cofie says:

    Pls improve your game. that is what we need from you. you have a very good fighting spirit which is good for black stars but your performance needs overhauling!!!

  3. Tico says:

    The “Inter Milan star man” who wrote that?

  4. aberico says:

    Tico dDo you have any problem with that? Can u specify?

  5. philip kobi wright says:

    l agree with you bro,sulley must raised his game.His performance is just average at the moment.I believe he can do better.

  6. Jailer says:

    I hope he is a changed man

  7. D LIGHT says:

    Its obvious his days wit d Stars is Coming 2 an End. HE IS SITTING ON A TIME BOMB. He is now a LIABILITY dan an Ability in d team. Pride has abruptioned his wonderful career n i’m Very sorry d yearning invites of torric, atsu n yartey will mke him loose his place. OPEFULLY D STARS WLD again Shine @ d AFCON.

  8. coconutman says:

    Hey Sulley Muntari, remember back in the day when you used to be lean, mean and a tough player? Now you have become rich and soft. You need to work hard and get back on the starting line up of Inter Milan or you should not expect to be included in the Ghana National team line up. There are a host of Ghana youngsters that are lean, mean and hungry who are starting for top flight clubs who are deserving of a chance to play for the Black Stars and can play hard for 90 minutes and you are blocking their opportunity.