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AFCON 2023: Otto Addo advises Black Stars ahead of tournament

By primenewsghana
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Former Black Stars head coach Otto Addo has called on the team to take it step by step with the hope of making an impact at the AFCON 2023.

The Black Stars, heading into the AFCON are very optimistic about their chances of securing a fifth trophy to end their 41-year trophy drought.

In an interview, Coach Otto Addo said the team would need to be at their best from the start if they are to do well in Ivory Coast.

“Everything is possible just…it is very important to take it step by step. Nowadays there are no weak teams. Everybody can defend which makes it very difficult for Ghana and the first step is to qualify for the next stage, that is, to survive the group stage- to finish as best as possible and maybe get easier opponents in the following round,” he told GTV Sports+

“It’s a young team that comes together. It is not easy to put all the things together at these championships (AFCON), anything can happen.

“There’s no weak team anymore. You have to earn your wins very hard. Once we get a good start, it makes the following games easier,” added the Borussia Dortmund assistant coach.

The Black Stars are Group B alongside Cape Verde, giants Egypt and Mozambique.

The team will kick start their tournament against Cape Verde on Sunday, January 14, 2024 before taking on Egypt and Mozambique in the other group games.

The AFCON 2023 is scheduled for January 13 to February 11.