the journey so far; Black Stars to reach 100th Afcon game when they face Morocco


Centenary Black Stars marks 100th Afcon game when they come face to face with Morocco this afternoon.

Ghana's journey of the Africa Cup of Nations has been muddy along the way.

It has been tough for the West African nation to rock shoulders with Afcon record holders Egypt (7) and Cameroon (5). The rising hopes of the Black Stars as it was ones upon a time called the 'African Brazilians' seems to fade out. The soccer loving fans of the Ghana national team have lost hopes in the team for not able to win the Afcon for 40 years. Great players such as Opoku Nti, Ibrahim Sunday, Abdul Razak, Robert Mensah, Abedi Pele, Rev. Osei Kofi etc have come and gone, the closet for the Black Stars to win the Afcon was in the finals of 1992, 2010 and 2015 respective editions, despite their glories in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982.

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Today, Black Stars is seen as underdogs, a team nobody gives a dog chance of winning an Afcon anytime soon. The worse performance of the team was in the 2019 edition in Egypt where they painfully got eliminated in the round of 16 stage by Tunisia.

Today, history will again be made for the Black Stars, having had their 23rd appearances, the most after leaders Egypt 25 and Ivory Coast 24, the Ghana national team goes into the record book of African football as one of two countries (Egypt) to reach 100th Afcon games.2021 Afcon is here, it is the hopes of the Stars is to win it to silence their critics, the Black Stars knows how it will mean for the nation to break the 40 year curse by lifting the Afcon trophy.

If this can be done, then it must be done well starting from Morocco whose only Afcon trophy was won dated in 1976.

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