By Ameenu Shardow
Deputy Sports Minister Edward Omane-Boamah is certain of Ghana’s success at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars sealed qualification to their fifth straight finals after beating Malawi 1-0 on Saturday to proceed on a 3-0 aggregate scoreline.
The four-time African champions have however not won the competition in 31-years by the time the tournament kicks off in South Africa next year despite boasting several world class players over the years.
The closest the Black Stars came was losing a marathon penalty shootout against Cote d’Ivoire in 1992 and also in 2010 when they made it all the way to the grand finale only to lose to a more experienced Egyptian side.
Ghana will once more again make an attempt to win the AFCON in South Africa having been touted as pre-tournament favourites alongside Cote D’Ivoire.
And Omane-Boamah is confident the Black Stars can deliver the much awaited silverware at the end of next year’s edition of the biennial showpiece.
“I also came here to Malawi to see to our qualification (to 2013 AFCON), the Black Stars have done it,” he said.
“We are very confident in our minds that come 2013, between January and February, Ghana will lift up the African Cup.”
Ghana finished a disappointing fourth in the last edition of the AFCON co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.