Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu says winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will be extremely difficult.
The Black Stars will be hoping to win its first African title in 31-years by the time the tournament kicks off early next year in South Africa.
Ghana must however first sail through Group B which has Mali, Niger and DR Congo as members.
And the Udinese player reckons it will be a tough bumpy ride en route to Nations Cup success in South Africa.
â€œI think it is too soon to say we are going to win the Nations Cup,â€ he said.
â€œI know Ghanaians want the trophy but winning the African cup will not be easy.
â€œWe as players will do our best to win it but it will be very difficult.â€
Ghana will open its Nations Cup account a day after the competition officially starts against DR Congo on January 20.
The Black Stars will then engage Mali four days later before wrapping up its group campaign against Niger.