Diminutive winger, Christian Atsu has expressed his worry and sadness about Ghana’s inability to win an AFCON trophy since 1982.
The former Newcastle United and FC Porto man could not hide his feelings as he shared his disappointment in the failure of the Black Stars to conquer Africa in almost 40 years.
The 29-year-old dribbler was among the Ghana squad that succumbed to the Elephants of Ivory Coast on penalties in 2015 despite taking a 2-0 lead during the shootouts.
According to him, it is very sad to note that Ghana are without an AFCON trophy since 1982 if you recall some of the great players the country has produced in this period.
“If you look at the players Ghana has produced since we last won the AFCON (in 1982), it’s very sad,” he says.
“We must target the January 2022 tournament. If I am part of it, as I hope, I will give everything. I do not want to retire without winning a trophy for Ghana. If I do, I’ll be a failure.”
He further revealed that, Black Stars coach CK Akonnor has asked him (Atsu) to inform him about his readiness to return to the Stars whenever he feels he’s ready.
“The coach understands and he told me to let him know when I’m ready. I need to be playing first,” Atsu told Athletic UK.