By Kemi Ajayi
Lagos (NAN) Some Ghanaians in Lagos on Monday expressed the confidence that the Black Stars of Ghana would win the ongoing 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ghana is in group D alongside Mali, Uganda and Egypt.
The Black Stars has already won two of their group matches against Mali and Uganda with 1-0 goal margin respectively, while the team will lock horns with Egypt in their last group match on Jan. 25.
With the victory in the group matches so far, the Black Stars have qualifies for the quarter-finals of the competition in Gabon.
Peter Agbasi, a Ghanaian who resides and works in Lagos, told NAN that the Black Stars possessed the quality needed to lift the trophy in Gabon.
“I have watched virtually all the teams in the competition play, none of them can withstand my country’s team.
“This is the right time for Ghana to lift the cup again and I strongly believe the players will not disappoint,’’ he said.
Also, Bright Amedume, a Ghanian who lives in Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos, said it was long overdue for the Ghana to lift the cup again.
Amedume said their performance so far in the competition showed that the players were determined to win.
“It may be too early to say this because we still have a match to play in the group stages but I know we have the right players who can win the tournament,’’ he said.
Bernard Kuffour, a Ghanian trader in Lagos told NAN that if the players maintained their method of play, the team would be victorious at the end.
“The only obstacle to the Black Stars is the North Africa countries but I believe we can humble any of them,’’ he said.
NAN reports that Ghana won the competition last in 1982 in Libya, making it the fourth time the Black Stars lifted the trophy having won it in 1963, 1965 and 1978.
The tournament will end on Feb. 5.