Ghana's players celebrate after winning the FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 group A soccer match against Colombia at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, India, 06 October 2017. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA
Saturday May 11, 2019. 09:17
Legendary Ghanaian defender Samuel Osei Kuffour says the underdog status makes Black Stars dangerous ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.
The former Bayern Munich star believes this can help Ghana win their fifth AFCON title in Egypt.
''I am looking forward to the AFCON, but the most important thing is that we go into it without pressure," Kuffour said on Ghana Soccer Net
"We are going into the tournament with a free mind because we are not favourites.
''If you count about five teams that could win the tournament no one will mention Ghana. This is where our chance lies because we are going into the tournament with a free mind," he added.
''We know that we are not going to bring the cup so it could be a surprise. Football is full of surprises, nobody thought Cameroon would win the competition two years ago but they did.
''The belief in the country is low regarding the Black Stars going all the way to win the cup, It could be a shock for all of us.''
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will run from 21 June to 19 July.
Ghana are in Group F alongside Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.