Black Stars midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah has revealed it remains a long held dream to win the African Cup of Nations for himself and country.
Ghana’s last AFCON triumph came in 1982 and despite coming close three times in the past; the Black Stars have always fallen short of annexing Africa’s prestigious trophy.
The team lost AFCON finals via shootout twice to Ivory Coast in 1992 and 2015 while suffering a slim margin defeat to Egypt in 2010.
Amidst all these frustrations, current coach James Akwesi Appiah has been tasked to engineer Ghana’s path to AFCON 2019 which will be hosted by Cameroon and eventually win the trophy to bring to an end to the over 30 year wait for glory at that level.
Kadwo Asamoah marked a return to the team after a 4 year absence when Ghana lost painfully by a goal to nil away at Kenya in the Qualifiers for the 201 showpiece.
Speaking in the game’s aftermath, the midfielder quelled fears of Ghana missing out on qualification and went further to make his dream of winning the AFCON known.
“I think Ghana is one of the countries that can win AFCON, and it’s one of the things that I want to win with my country…and I pray and hope we work together, we stay focused, because everything we seek to achieve we just have to work harder, he said.
Ghana despite the defeat to Kenya still sit top of the Group following a massive 5-0 in over Ethiopia in Game 1.
Hopefully the team qualifies and Kwadwo Asamoah inspires the Black Stars to glory land in Cameroon.