By Ameenu Shardow
Midfielder Anthony Annan says it is about time Ghana won the African cup though admitting it won’t be an easy task.
The Black Stars aim at ending a 31-year wait for an African title at the 2013 Nations Cup being hosted in South Africa.
Ghana has made the grand finale of the prestigious competition only twice since the last time they won it in 1982.
First was a penalty loss to Ivory Coast in 1992 and then quite recently in 2010 falling to a late strike against Egypt.
The team now hopes to end the staggering agonizing wait for the Nations Cup trophy and Annan reckons this could be the year for the Black Stars.
“It has been such a long time since we won the Africa Cup and we the players are very mindful of this,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“The current crop of Black Stars players really need to make a mark by winning something meaningful.
“And just like the President (John Mahama) said, we need to go for the trophy though I know it won’t be easy but we are determined to win the title.”
The Black Stars are currently in the last stages of preparations for the tournament that kicks off on January 19.
Ghana is drawn in Group B which will be based in Port Elizabeth alongside Mali, Niger and DR Congo.