Ghana's stand-in captain John Mensah is confident of his country winning of the African Cup of Nations title despite the absence of key player Stephen Appiah.
Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingston is hoping to defy his club doctors and play for the Black Stars at the Nations Cup finals.
Former Cameroon international striker Patrick Mboma says the lack of potent strikers could hamper Ghana's chance of winning their fifth African Cup of Nations Cup title next month.
The Black Stars are considered as one of the favourites for the tournament they are hosting from 20 January.
Ghana coach Claude Le Roy is confident that injured captain Stephen Appiah can play a role to help the Black Stars win their fifth Nations Cup trophy.
Appiah, who has overseen his country's revival with his astute leadership style, has been ruled out of next month's tournament after suffering a complication following a surgery on his knee.