Atletico Madrid star Thomas Partey believes Ghana will need to work extra to win this year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
The midfielder insists unity will be a key factor to help the Black Stars clinch the title for the first time in 37years.
Ghana hope to end a trophy drought having last won the competition in 1982.
Partey is counting on several other factors to aid Ghana lift the Cup of Nations tournament for the fifth time.
“To win a tournament like Afcon sometimes quality alone is not enough,” he told BBC Sport.
“We have to be able to sacrifice and go the extra mile and with that and a little bit of luck I am sure we will emerge victorious.
“Unity and working for each other will be vital because we have got the quality of players already so we all have to on the same page.
“This will be my second major tournament with the team so it’s hard to tell what has been wrong in the past but we need to be united.”
The 24-year-old was a member of the team that reached the semi-finals in the last edition of the competition.
He remains one of Ghana’s key players to watch at this year’s competition in Egypt.
By Frank Darkwah