Former Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan has pleaded with fans to change their mentality about the national team ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
The former Sunderland striker says tge politics from the government and the general public has contributed to the country’s long Afcon trophy drought.
Gyan, 35, speaking in an interview wondered why the team’s winning bonuses would be made public before they participate in every tournament.
“I have been with the national team for years and it is the desire of every player to win the Afcon but the politics among government in power and the citizens has hampered the team’s chances of winning the trophy,” Gyan told Asempa FM.
“Why should the winning bonuses of the team be made public before any major tournament?”
Ghana has not won the Afcon in nearly four decades, with the team’s last taste of silverware coming in 1982.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars have been paired in Group C of the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon alongside Morocco, Comoros and Gabon.
Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s side will aim to do better than they did at the 2019 Afcon, which saw them suffer elimination at the hands of Tunisia at the round of 16 stage.
The Black Stars will take on the Atlas Lions of Morocco in the opening match on Monday, January 10 at the Ahmadou Ahijo stadium in Yaoundé.
Ghana will then play Gabon on Friday, January 14 before battling Comoros on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.