I’m not under any pressure to win AFCON – CK Akonnor

Blackstars head coach, CK Akonnor has stated he’s not under any form of pressure to win the African Cup of Nations slated in January 2022.

Ghana has been drawn with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros in group C, a relatively not a difficult group for the West African nation.

The Blackstars have been without the African cup for close to 40 years, the last time Ghana won the tournament was in 1982. The head coach speaking after the draw in Cameroon noted that though hopes are higher this time around for the nation to end the 40 years trophy drought, he’s not pressured.

“I think the draw is okay. I didn’t come here [to Cameroon] with expectations of which group I want to be in or not. Nowadays football is evolving and so you cannot expect weaker teams. I am not under any pressure to win the tournament. You guys [the media] give me pressure back home but for me, I don’t care. I think we had a strong friendly with Morocco a few months ago and thank God they are in our group. It gives us an idea of the opponent. I am thankful to the Ghana FA for organizing the friendly”, he noted.

Ghana will play against Morocco on the 10th of January 2022, four days later will face Gabon and wrap their group stage game with Comoros on 18th January.

Source: Story by Nazir Hamzah

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