Sulley Muntari has thrown his weight behind Ghana to win this month’s Africa Cup of Nations despite not being selected for the tournament in South Africa.
However, the AC Milan star wants his compatriots to guard against complacency as the tournament starts on Saturday.
Muntari returned to action for the Rossoneri before the winter but he lacked the required match fitness which led to coach Kwesi Appiah leaving him from the Ghana squad for Africa’s biggest football event.
The 28-year-old is not fuming over his inability to make the squad and has backed the Black Stars to bring the trophy home.
“I’m sorry that I can’t be there in person to support my friends, my teammates and my country but I will be following them every step of the way,” Muntari said.
”The team will have to be at their best because we know that winning the African Cup of Nations is not an easy task.
”Of course we’ve won it before, and we can win it again in South Africa – of that I am sure. We are among the favourites and we have quality players in our squad who are capable of winning as a team.
“The game against Egypt last week was a great confidence booster, with the team’s ability to score goals and defend strongly both on display.”
Muntari was a member of Ghana’s team which finished fourth at the last edition of the tournament in Gabon and Equatorial.