Kwesi Appiah: Ghana can rely on experience to win AFCON

Author: Samuel Amoesi
Kwesi Appiah
Kwesi Appiah

AFC Wimbledon attacker, Kwesi Appiah, believes the Black Stars could rely on their experience as a trump card to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The English Championship player who is working hard to catch the eye of the Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah for a slot in the national team for the continental assignment, is convinced the experience of the current team towers above the 2015 side that went to the final.

"This time around, the experience as a group is a lot more tight because they've been through training camps, been through qualification, been through friendlies and this manager is building this squad around this tournament to really do our best for this tournament,” Appiah told the BBC World Service's Sportsworld programme.

The Black Stars last won the AFCON trophy in 1982 and Appiah said he can’t wait to lay hands on the trophy once again. “Ever since 2015, every international break or tournament that's gone by, all that's been in my mind is we need to get that trophy.

"It's a big, big deal and getting so close on my first attempt makes me realise how important it is to win that trophy. Hopefully this year we can take the trophy home."

The attacker also praised his international compatriot, Thomas Partey, who has been on top form for his side, Atletico Madrid, and currently being chased by some of the biggest teams in Europe.