According to Black Stars head coach Chris Hughton, the national team is prioritising the two opening games of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the moment.
Ghana will play Madagascar and Comoros in their first games of the competition’s qualifications later this month before focusing on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Ghanaians are keen for continental victory after their last triumph in 1982, and they are in Group B for next year’s tournament, together with Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique.
However, the manager has requested that the primary attention shift to the upcoming World Cup qualification campaign, which begins next week.
“It’s great to want to talk about Afcon, but sometimes for coaches, it’s difficult because we have two very important games before then,” he said.
“I think if your concentrations are too far past that then you can take your eye off what is in this moment the most important thing – our World Cup qualification games.
“What we would want is to do well in these games, to win these games and to be able to go into Afcon with good momentum. But this [World Cup qualifiers] must come first.”