Ghana can beat any team at 2013 AFCON but must prepare well - Sunday

Ghana can beat any team at 2013 AFCON but must prepare well - Sunday

Ghana is in Group B alongside Mali, Niger and Congo DR

By Ameenu Shardow

Ex Ghana international Ibrahim Sunday believes the Black Stars can beat any side at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but stressed on adequate preparations.

Ghana will be making its latest attempt to end a 31-year trophy drought next year in South Africa.

The Black Stars however need to come out of a group which includes Mali, Niger and Congo DR.

And Sunday recognizes there are no minnows in the modern game, he is confident Ghana can win the title provided it prepares well and gathers enough information on the other competing teams.

“It is not bad (referring to Ghana’s group), I believe it is a group we can sail through with a little bit of effort and good planning,” he told Melody FM.

“Today you cannot say a team is cheap. This is the second time consecutively for instance that Niger has qualified for the Nations Cup and therefore will be a force to reckon with.

“DR Congo we know are a good side that can play very good football.

“Mali in the last Nations Cup, we beat them at the group stage and they beat us later and so it is not going to be very easy for us.

“There are so many types of preparations; the coach having his players on time, playing some few friendly matches and also we need to know more about our opponents very well.

“Not information about only the favourites but then all the other teams so that we can plan well for the tournament as a whole.

“We need to know everything about all the teams before we go for the tournament.”

Ghana is in Group B which will be based in Port Elizabeth and opens its group account against Cong DR on January 20 before subsequently taking on Mali and Niger.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Bediako Asare says:

    I thought it was Sunday Oliseh. That is the only Sunday I know

    • YY says:

      Then I am afraid you are a novice in Ghanaian and African football. Ibrahim Sunday is the first Ghanaian to win the African footballer of the year. He is the African cup winning captain of Asante Kotoko when Kotoko beat T.P. Mazembe to lift the cup in Zaire. He was among the first Ghanaians to play professional football in the Bundesliga. He prepared the way for players like Sunday Oliseh and the rest.

  2. Mayuka, Southampton England says:

    do you know why ghana never wins huge arrogance..Please can you be humble. in my opinion ghana has never won the africa cup. You cant brag about winning a tournament with 8 teams. Congo Dr is a better team than you going forward the likes of Demerci mbokani and tresor mputu are dangerous. Mbokani is one the best strikers in europe. Ghana has hosted afcon so many times and you still cant win . That is why you are so jealous of zambia because we have never hosted and still won it. Imagine how many times zambia would have won it if we hosted it like you. Humble yourself self proclaimed giant.

    • Kwesi says:

      Who said your opinion matters. Tell me, in your opinion how many teams have won the World Cup more than once? We are talking about players and see some names you are mentioning. You think it is easy for a player to be in a starting 11 in a world class team. Even your so called mayuka cannot get playing time in a relegation bound team like Southampton. Sit in that your savanna wilderness and talk about TP mazembe. Ignoramus.

    • Bambino says:

      your the one to talk about arrogance…stfu…u guys win one title and u flood our site with rants, shit talking and BS…gtfoh who the fuck u think u r

    • zambians are pigs says:

      @mayuka-idiot you live in a village in uk and you are not ashamed.l live in posh kessinton.Son of a whore.

  3. Ortopazz says:

    Well, Nigeria are winning the tournament no doubts

  4. kuukuphilly says:

    well said sunday.

  5. Dr Who says:

    Since AA usually plays three attacking midfielders who are leftees behind the striker,he should switch Atsu,Dede and K Asamoah during play in his formation to confuse opponents.

  6. kantoose says:

    SPOT ON. this is what I said before if the Blackstars can get their passing game back together like what we saw at the worldcup, no team in Africa can beat us. This comes with adequate camping and playing together before the AFCON starts. Nyantakyi listen oo.

    • Kay says:

      Every country knows about Ghana football, that’s the reason why coach needs to select the best possible squad, with good formation and camping early for integration and assimilation, and to create a powerful chemistry before going to South Africa.
      The question is, is Akwasi Appiah capable and experienced enough to do this? A coach who couldn’t Liberia that were trashed 6-1 by our neighbors? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmn.

  7. Chika says:

    At this stageevery teanm is invincible…lets wait n see!!!

  8. KING AUDA, GOASO B-A says:

    Gud idea ibrahim sunday, i keep on say with dis curent squad made of de `gh messi`s` n co, massa! no team can stand us.

  9. Sammytuga says:

    Ghana has become consistently inconsistent. The idea of a psychologist for the team is..all the boys(actually men) need is mental toughness, and this cup shall be Ghana’s.

  10. Dr Who says:

    @Mayuka,you are a fool made in Zambia.was Zambia not in africa when Ghana was winning the AFCON cups?May be your father and uncles were monkeys living in caves by then.if tomorrow,you wake up & caf says 32 teams will be playing during afcon,will it be right not to acknowledge the cup zambia won when 16 teams played?You are an idiot of the highest order.

  11. moreira says:

    my plead is for to identify the leftback since kwesi said he would engage in using the best performed local players and have scout one player from wa all stars called joshua otoo, dis guy must be really watch in the glo premier league and given much attention.his cross,ball control, absolute worldclass.he always reminds me of marcelo of realmadrid.
    Also, coming to blackstar for my view i think with good available in form players and the mixing of young and old experience dat is both local and foreign players we can conquer africa.

  12. moreira says:

    my plead is for the administrators to identify the leftback since kwesi said he would engage in using the best performed local players and have scout one player from wa all stars called joshua otoo, dis guy must be really watch in the glo premier league and given much attention.his cross,ball control, absolute worldclass.he always reminds me of marcelo of realmadrid.
    Also, coming to blackstar for my view i think with good available in form players and the mixing of young and old experience dat is both local and foreign players we can conquer africa.

  13. tank God we are nt zambians says:

    mayuku was jux brought southampton to add spice to their bench warmers,he scored 32 goals out of 84 matches in his former team and u rate him as yor best player.hahhaha nigger are u crazy?we say gyan is not gud bt he even plays much beta n he wud hv been fuckin yor presidents wife if he was a zabian.since yor moms n sistas give out sex freely wen u win matches

    • Bambino says:

      lmao…dirty ass country

      • mayuka-southampton, england- ghana killer says:

        Well all I said is ghana should show respect to other nations rather than ranting they can beat anyone. On mayuka he is 21 yrs old he is very young and the saints coach is bringing him in gradually. He will eventually be in the first 11. At 21 mayuka has won the afcon, played in the europa league, played at the U-20 world cup, been nominated for african footballer of the year and top scorer at his previous club. So if gyan was did that at 21 then kudos to him

  14. tank God we are nt zambians says:

    @mayuka nigger are u dat stupid?is dat da reply u givin me? u are tellin me he is 21 so da coach is introducin to da game gradually! y are u forcin a butterfly to be a bird. u nid to be smacked wit a dick n wen u are bck to normal google gyan.you will knw who he was wen he 21

  15. tank God we are nt zambians says:

    @mayuka u nid to be smacked wit a dick for u tellin me dat he is young so da coach is introducin him in to the game gradually.hhahaha camon man is dat hw best u cn tink? google gyan at 21 n u will c stupid u are.dnt force a butterfly to be a bird