Ghana coach, Milovan Rajevac says he has absolute confidence in his current players ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon].
Ghana hasn’t won the Afcon trophy since last winning it in 1982 in Libya. The West African country have, however, come close of ending the trophy drought in 1992, 2010 and 2015.
The 68-year old Serbian tactician on Tuesday 21st December 2021 named his 30-man provisional squad for the tournament.
With Ghana hoping to clinch the 33rd edition of the Afcon in Cameroon next year, Rajevac speaking to the press on Tuesday said he prepare the team to fight to win the win ultimate.
“I strongly believe this group of players are ready to fight for the country, they are ready to step up and make the country and themselves proud,” Rajevac said.
“All of us are aware of the challenge and we are going to do our best to achieve this goal to win the title,” he added.
The Black Stars have officially opened camp today in Doha and will have a 17-day training camp in preparation for the Cup of Nations which kicks off on Sunday, January 09, 2022.
The team will play three friendly games before jetting off to Yaounde for the tournament.
The Ghana Football Association has already concluded talks with Algeria while engagements are ongoing for two additional matches.
Ghana are housed in Group C alongside Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.
Below is Ghana’s 30-man provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Joseph Wolacott (Swindon Town), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak), Lawrence Ati Zigi (St. Gallen)
Midfielders: Baba Iddrissu (Real Mallorca), Edmund Addo (Sherif Tiraspol), Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli), David Abagna (Real Tamale United), Salis Abdul Samed (Clermont Foot)
Wingers: Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha), Kamal Deen Suleymana (Rennes FC), Dede Ayew (Al Sadd SC), Joseph Paintsil (Genk)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Maxwell Abbey Quaye (Great Olympics), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Benjamin Tetteh (Malatyaspor)