Ghana are favourites to win 2013 AFCON not Ivory Coast - Kolo Toure

Ghana are favourites to win 2013 AFCON not Ivory Coast - Kolo Toure

Ivorian star Kolo Toure tips Ghana to win 2013 AFCON

Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure believes Ghana are the favourites to win the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars aim at winning the tournament in South Africa for the first time in 31-years.

Ghana is however without big name players such as Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, John Mensah and Andre Ayew for various reasons.

The team is nonetheless being touted as one of the favourites to win the competition that kicks off on Saturday.

And Toure whose side are the overwhelming favourites to end their own trophy drought that spans over two decades say Ghana is rather the team to beat.

“No (responding to whether indeed the Ivory Coast are favourites) everybody is always saying that but I think Ghana is the one,” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM.

“Because they are playing well and they have a great team and in the last World Cup they were the best Africa team.

“Egypt didn’t have a lot of big players but they won it three times. You don’t need to have big players to win Africa Cup of Nations.”

Ghana goes into the competition haven won all two friendly games against Egypt and Tunisia quite impressively.

The Black Stars will play their Group B opener on Sunday against DR Congo after which they face Mali and Niger in the other group games.

Source: MTNFootball.com

READERS COMMENTS

  1. kwa george says:

    DO YOU THINK HE IS HAPPY TO SAY THAT. MIND GAME

  2. oxygen says:

    THIS IS A MEANS OF DIVERTING PRESSURE FROM THE ELEPHANTS.THE STARS SHOULD NOT BE FOOLED BY THIS
    CHEAP PRAISES.

    • Unknown says:

      I totally agree with you! However, I dearly hope our players keep their minds straight and solely focus on what they are supposed to do and that is to bring back home the African Cup of Nations!

  3. Dr Who says:

    If Ghana are favourites then Ivory Coast are overwhelming favourites! I hope injuries wont be barriers to our ambitions.God bless Ghana!

  4. Ezekiel Obiba says:

    As a ghanaian journalist interview him what do u expect him 2 say

  5. lalasu says:

    this is a psychological plan to swell the heads of the black stars players to make them complacent. they are also in contention to play n win, so Gnana must not be swollen headed.

  6. Chu says:

    What’s wrong with being favourites? Egypt were and the won it. You know these boys would not let anything get into their heads so let take it cool

  7. Nana Boakye says:

    ghana can AFCON 2013

  8. Paul says:

    Akwasi appiah and his black stars dont listen to such comments so no cause for alarm.

  9. kuuku philly says:

    We thank u kolo,but u cannot fool us.a Ghana ivory coasts finals again will be appetizing!

  10. london says:

    kolo toure is trying to take off pleasure from them to
    ivory coast to Ghana

  11. A concerbed citizen says:

    TOURE PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE..He wants to put pressure on Ghana…BS must put on the underdog tag..period…

  12. junior mafia says:

    Mind games wont work..dis current squad is not going to b distractd,but nice try kolo.

  13. mmaapehia says:

    ANGEL FM WHO INTERVIEWED HIM NEEDED THAT ANSWER SO BE IT…

  14. kwame pito says:

    The bird is calling the butterfly a bird.
    one of our players should also come out and call ivory coasst favorites cos afterall one good turn deserves another.
    A.A just like I keep saying put the lads through intense physical and cardiac training so that they can play speedy game and run for the whole 90 mins without loss pf comcentration. Tell them to play for each other and score for each other. ONLY WAY TO WIN AFCON IS TO PLAY SPEED GAME WITH CONCENTRATION AND THIS REQUIRES GOOD FITNESS AND DETERMINATION.

  15. sam says:

    hes tryn to lift their pressure

  16. Tanko says:

    Well, am glad you all agree that Ghana is not the favorite to take the championship by storm. Toure is not honest and so are the Ghanaians who believe that we will be the champions. Lets pray to get out of the group stages and I mean my words!

  17. Prophet of doom says:

    GHANA WILL NOT WIN THE CUP

  18. karim says:

    i thing nigeria r the favourite.believe me mark it samewhere nigeria will surely win the cup.am a ghanian but is the favourite.this team can not win africa cup of nation.

  19. nkem owoh says:

    But ghanian women are extremely ugly. Do you people even kiss them with those stinking and det looking mouths of those women

  20. mukmin says:

    He’s being honest we Ghana are the favorites we have the best team in Africa and have been the most consistent performers at the world cup and afcon regardless of which team we parade and this year is no different. We should be the favorites and live up to it.

  21. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    Zambians have okra mouths and tongues so in their comments you could easily identify that their mouths and tongues are faster than their brains.I hope they can understand this.Black Stars Forever.

  22. Apong says:

    Looks like its the end of a 31 years wait….i think Toure means it!

  23. selfmade says:

    Kwasia toure!!!! Kwasia man like that,he just was to shift attention and pressure to us and know ghanaians are too smart for his ivorian shit motherfucker!!! We are more wiser and more developed mentally than most African countries thats why since independence,we have not destroyed our country with wars and shit whiles the rest do so and i wanna tell this fucking ivorian shit, that we haven’t heard a word from his slowpoke mind!

  24. Gimli says:

    He is clearly bluffing! They just need a nudge out of the unbearable pressure that lies upon their shoulders once more. I’m sure this won’t distract A.A. and the B.S. from focusing on their job.

  25. bawah says:

    OLD PLAYERS WITH OLD IDEAS.GHANA THE QUALITY IS THERE.

  26. Tell'em says:

    We dont need ur sweet talks, when you were thinking we already tought

  27. Zg says:

    Damn yall calm down, what if the man really means what he is saying, i mean, lets face it blackstars are the best team right now,so he just speaking his mind.Love it

  28. Authority says:

    Insult and mouth mouth doesn’t play soccer. It’s the foot ball pitch that determines the outcomes. Ghana must be serious if trully the want to win.