AFCON 2017:Ghana are among favourites to win Nations Cup-Ayew

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Andre Ayew is confident Ghana can end its 34-year wait for an Africa Cup of Nations when it takes place in Gabon next year and are among the two favourites to win the tournament.

The West Ham record signing will skipper his side at the tournament – providing he doesn’t pick up an injury between now and the tournament kick off on January 14, with the Black Stars’ first game against Uganda on January 17 before games with Mali and Egypt.

Ayew and Ghana went as close as they possibly could last time around, losing the 2015 AFCON final in a penalty shootout against the Ivory Coast in Equatorial Guinea. They were also runners up in 1992 and 2010.

“We are in a difficult group and to be honest we are among the two favourites in the tournament,” Ayew said.

“I think every tournament becomes harder and harder.

“We can see that all the teams are becoming stronger, so we need to keep our heads high and be confident and go and do our job.”

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