The four-time Africa Champions have been tasked to win the competition in Gabon after narrowly missing out two years ago to neighbours Cote d’ Ivoire.
The Black Stars will however win back the love of Ghanaians should the clinch the tournament.
Kwesi Appiah has backed the team to win the title in order to apiece Ghanaians.
“Ghanaians have been itching for the trophy, you know is been very long we won, last two years we were almost there but we lost to Cote d’ Ivoire,” he told GTV.
“After what happened in the World Cup most Ghanaians still have some bitterness in them and so I think the only way to team will win back the love of Ghanaians is to win the tournament in Gabon.”
The Black Stars open their Cup of Nations campaign with a game against Uganda before taking on Mali in their second group game.
Coach Avram Grant’s side will round-up their group matches with a game against seven-time Champions Egypt.