Ghana legend, Reverend Kofi Pare, is very optimistic that Ghana Black Stars will break the 37-year-old trophy drought in Egypt this year.
Speaking to Atinka Total Sports, the former striker stated said “I’m very optimistic that this year is our year, the President meeting the team and talking to them, and Coach Kwesi Appiah’s preparation itinerary, and the unity in camp, am convinced that Ghana will win the cup.
“What is left is prayers, the nation must help the team with prayers, after the prayers we have to be positive about the team,” he added.
The two time AFCON winner for Ghana expressed damning worry about the Black Stars inability to add to the 4 AFCON trophies that Ghana have after many attempts.
Mr Pare indicated that he is not the person who keeps worrying about this development adding that his colleagues from different generations who have won the AFCON for Ghana also do when they meet.
“We the players who helped Ghana win the 4 AFCONS express worries about Ghana’s inability to win the AFCON for the past 37 years. We won 4 before Egypt but now they are far ahead of us, but I want to encourage everybody that let us pray for the team and be positive about the Team so they can win the cup for us,” he added
Reverend Kofi Pare was a striker for Ghana Black Stars who won 1963 AFCON that Ghana hosted and won the the 1965 AFCON in Tunisia.
Mr Pare holds the record as the only Ghanaian to have scored 6 goals in a single competitive match against Kenya in 1964.
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