Former Ghana international Prince Tagoe has urged the Black Stars to win this year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Ghana is aiming to grab the title for the first time after 37 years.
The Black Stars last won the Cup of Nations title in 1982 when they defeated Libya in the finals.
The team have since missed out on the title on three occasions losing in the finals to Cote d’ Ivoire in 1992 and 2015 and also tasting defeat to Egypt in 2010.
Prince Tagoe, member of the Black Stars squad at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt wants the team to win the ultimate this time.
“Yes I believe they can, Ghanaians need the trophy badly and I know the players themselves also need the trophy too,” Prince Tagoe told GHone TV.
“For the players they will make history if they are able to win it so I know it means a lot to them.
“It is not going to be easy because they are equally good teams who are all coming for the trophy. The likes of Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, and Cameroon are all there. But I strongly believe Ghana can make it.
“They just don’t have to allow anything to distract them and consentrate on every game and I believe they will make it.”
Ghana have been draw in Group F at this year’s Cup of Nations tournament together with defending Champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau.
By Frank Darkwah