Rahman: Ghana should celebrate Afcon win for month

Rahman: Ghana should celebrate Afcon win for month
Abdul Rahman Baba of Ghana

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Mar 31, 2021. 09:07

Ghana international Baba Rahman says the Black Stars should celebrate for a month if they win the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Cameroon.

The Black Stars secured their 23rd appearance in the finals after collecting four points from the last two qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe last week.


Rahman, who is on loan at Greek club PAOK from English giants Chelsea, played both games as Ghana drew 1-1 with South Africa away, before thrashing Sao Tome 3-1 at home.

The 26-year-old left-back is expected to be part of the Black Stars squad that will be chasing after the team’s maiden AFCON title since 1982.

“With Ghana qualifying for the Afcon [many times], it looks like a mere formality because since I’ve been with the Black Stars, I don’t think we’ve struggled to qualify for the Nations Cup,” Rahman told Football Made In Ghana.

“We’ve been saying to ourselves [in the past] that this is the time we have to win it but I think we need to properly plan everything.

“Get ourselves serious and I think the necessary things are done, Ghana have the quality and hopefully we can win it this time around,” he continued.

“That is my dream, “[There are] so many young players motivated. Coupled with experienced, old players makes a perfect blend.

“When there is this mixture, it always works well for Ghana. I am hoping that whoever gets the chance to make it will bring the Afcon to us and we can celebrate for one month.

“If we win it, we should celebrate it for one month.”

Rahman scored his maiden international goal for Ghana against Sao Tome and it was also his 31st appearance for the Black Stars.

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