Joseph Paintsil believes Ghana is close to winning AFCON title

Ghana winger, Joseph Paintsil believes the Black Stars are close to ending the country’s 41 years Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy drought.

The West African country last won the prestigious trophy in 1982. The Black Stars have come close in 1992, 2010 and 2015 to end the trophy drought.

However, Paintsil remains optimistic about Ghana’s chances of winning its first AFCON title soon.

“I think we are close,” he told 3 Sports when asked if Ghana can win the AFCON.

“As you can see the coach is really working hard to build the players and make sure the players know each other.

“It’s all about knowing each other and every coach needs to know which kind of player he needs. A player also has to know which kind of quality his colleague also has to use on the field of the player. It’s something the coach wants, and he has said he is preparing us for every tournament,” he added.

“I think this is a good start for us and as you can see, we are doing everything to give a good result for our nation. I think we are in a good flow.”

Paintsil further revealed the players’ unwavering confidence in their coach and their collective dedication to accomplishing the ultimate goal.

“The coach has confidence in ours and we also have confidence in the coach so we will do everything for Ghanaians to be happy. We will do everything for every Ghanaian’s dream to come true.”

The Black Stars will have the opportunity to solidify their AFCON qualification when they host the Central African Republic in Ghana in September.


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