Ghana looks to end 35-year AFCON drought in Gabon



Despite being one of Africa’s top football team, Ghana is yet to taste success at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for 35 years.

Going into the 2017 edition that kicks off today in Gabon, the Black Stars will be looking to end this lengthy drought, and have the talents capable to achieve it.

Boasting of the likes of Asamoah Gyan, Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu and more, the West African team can dare to dream.

The Black Stars however won’t have it all cosy in Gabon, as theyare pooled alongside other heavyweights Egypt, Mali and Uganda in what most people consider is the ‘group of death’.

Ghana goes into the tournament managed by former Chelsea manager Avram Grant.

The West Africans lost to Cote d’Ivoire on penalties in the final of the 2015 AFCON, and will be aiming to clinch the trophy this time.

Ghana has four AFCON titles, but the last came way back in 1982.

They have reached the semifinal stage at every Nations Cup since they hosted the finals in 2008 – five in a row – yet for all their consistency, the grand prize has remain elusive.

As hosts Gabon open the games tonight against Guinea-Bissau, everyone will be looking to see how far the big boys, including Ghana, will reach.

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