AFCON 2023: Black Stars can cause a surprise in Ivory Coast – Odartey Lamptey
Former Ghana international Nii Odartey Lamptey believes the Black Stars are capable of doing the unthinkable at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Despite their rich history as far as the continental tournament is concerned, Ghana’s recent performances have been disappointing.
The Black Stars exited the 2021 edition in the group stage under Milovan Rajevac while they have been far from convincing in the last year.
However, Odartey Lamptey is optimistic the team can be the talk of the town at the end of the day,
“I’ve followed the team quite a bit. I think the coach has assembled young materials with a couple of experienced players. If they are able to go to camp early, it will help,” he said in an interview with Sienu TV.
“I think from what I’ve seen, we have a good team with an experienced coach. He’s part of the team that went to the World Cup so he knows the team very well. I’m sure with the support of the FA and all Ghanaians, we will cause a surprise.
“People are doubting but I think we will cause a surprise at the AFCON.”
Ghana is in Group A alongside record-winners of the tournament, Egypt, Cape Verde and Mozambique. The team is expected to begin camping on Sunday, December 31, in Johannesburg.
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