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Appiah: l’ve the men to win 2019 Afcon

The soft-spoken gaffer believes with “focus and unity” amongst his current charges his side stands the chance of annexing this year’s continental title

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah says his current crop of players at the senior national team have what it takes to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

The four-time African champions have failed to win the title for over three decades now and are yearning to end the trophyless jinx by clinching this year’s gong.

And now, the manager of the side is confident that the materials currently at his disposal will be battle ready to bring honours back to the nation considering how zealous Ghanaians are waiting for such feat including the head of the state.

“I have the players to help win the tournament, what we need is unity and focus on our common goal,” the 58-year-old told Kumasi-based Kessben FM

“It has been a long while since we won the AFCON. Everybody involved in football in the country, as well as the president Nana Akufo Addo, wants to see the Black Stars win the AFCON,” he recounted.

Rumours have swirled in the local media that the former Al Khartoum boss has been handed a contract extension by the GFA Normalisation Committee.

However, Appiah has distanced himself from the reports that claimed he has appended his signature on a new contract extension but admits talks are still ongoing over his contract renewal with the African powerhouse.

“Talks are underway to extend my contract with the Black Stars, ” he confirmed. “My initial contract ends in April but we are talking to renew it,”

“I cannot tell you the length of the new contract but we are actively seeking to renew our relationship as a coach and Ghana FA officials.”

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