Ghana's No. 1

Afranie wants Black Stars to avoid Gabon

Published on: 01 February 2012

Veteran coach Emmanuel Kwesi Afranie wants the Black Stars to avoid Gabon by urging them to beat Guinea to go top of group D on Wednesday night.

The co-host recorded their third straight win at the continental event by dispatching North African giant Tunisia 1-0 with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring the decisive goal in the second half.

With a cracking home advantage at their disposal, many Ghanaian soccer fans believe the Black Stars must beat the Guineans to avoid meeting the surprise package at this year’s tournament.

The former Black Stars coach insists the Gabonese could pose a major threat to our title ambitions.

"If you look at how the Gabonese have played so far, they’re very dangerous and so I will we try to avoid them at the quarter-final stage," Afranie told Accra-based Happy FM

"They're very strong and in such tournaments, home advantage counts. We have a good team who are capable of doing anything but at the moment I think we must win our game against Guinea."

Ghana beat hosts Angola 1-0 at the quarter-final stage at the last edition.

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