Coach Kwasi Appiah says he is optimistic about the Black Stars chances of making it to the quarter finals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
The coach is confident the Black Stars would beat their Tunisia counterparts in the Round 16 match on Monday to make it to the quarter final.
Speaking at a pre-match press conference ahead of the duel, Coach Appiah said his team had the pedigree to stage an enterprising performance that would grant them the needed qualification ahead of their North African opponents.
“Tomorrow’s game will be entertaining from both sides, and Tunisia is one of the strong teams in this tournament. I believe in my team and I am sure that they will perform well tomorrow and qualify,” Coach Appiah assured.
Ghana have a convincing record over their Tunisian counterparts as the two have met on 17 occasions, and while the Black Stars have triumphed 10 times and drew three, their opponents have recorded four victories. With regard to AFCON, there have been seven meetings and the Black Stars havewon six times and drew once.
In spite of the statistics, however, Coach Appiah says he has cautioned his players not to be complacent in their approach to the game.
“Football now does not depend on history. We are not the favourites because former champions, Cameroun, and the host nation, Egypt, have been booted out from the tournament. The same applies to Morocco who were beaten by Benin on Friday. This shows that this tournament has no favourite, but we will do our best to qualify.”