Former Black Stars forward Asamoah Gyan has suggested Ghanaians and the Ghana Football Association limit the expectation they have for the senior national team and come up with a plan if they are to end the trophy drought.
The Black Stars are yet to enjoy any success since winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 1982 with their last triumph coming four decades ago.
They have been several attempts to break that hurdle but to no avail as Ghana has lost more than two AFCON finals since then while also reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Gyan, the country’s all-time leading goalscorer, believes there should be a strategy in place to steer the squad to victory in the Africa Cup of Nations.
According to him, the five or 10-year plan will assist the team in adequately planning for the trophy.
“Let’s limit our expectations and draw a plan. That is what Senegal has done. They have dominated the continent by winning every trophy,” he said on Asempa FM.
“When we qualified for the World Cup in 2006, we were asked to win the trophy which is not possible.
“Holland has been at the World Cup for many years and they have failed to win the trophy and so if we have a five or ten-year plan, I am sure Ghana football will rise again.
“If the team qualifies for a tournament and you task them to win the tournament, you are just putting them under pressure which is not good for our game but with a proper plan, Ghana football will rise again,” he added.
The Black Stars are a win away from securing qualification to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Ivory Coast next year.