AFCON 2023: All you need to know about Ghana’s 4 titles and 9 finals

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Ghana’s Black Stars aim to break the curse. The four-time African champions, who have been in the wilderness since 1982, will be in Côte d’Ivoire to try and free themselves from the heavy burden that has weighed on them for 42 years.

Country: Ghana
Capital: Accra

Surface area: 238540 km2

Population: 32,340,248

Official languages: English

Inhabitants : Ghanaians / Ghanaians

Motto: Freedom and justice

Team nicknames: Black stars

Ghana and the AFCON
Title: 4

Final: 9

Appearances prior to AFCON 2023: 23

Host country: 4

AFCON history
1963: Winner

1965: Winner

1968: Runner-up

1970: Runner-up

1978: Winner

1980: Eliminated in group stage

1982: Winner

1984: Eliminated in group stage

1992: Runner-up

1994: Quarter-finalist

1996: Semi-finalist

1998: Eliminated in group stage

2000: Quarter-finalist

2002: Quarter-finalist

2006: eliminated in group stage

2008: 3rd place

2010: Finalist

2012: Semi-finalist

2013: semi-finalist

2015: finalist

2017: semi-finalist

2019: Round of 8

2021: eliminated in group stage

AFCON record
104 matches

57 wins

14 draws

33 defeats

139 goals scored

87 goals conceded

Player to watch: Mohammed Kudus

Mohammed Kudus to be Ghana’s ace of spades 

He will once again spearhead the Ghanaian national team. A symbol of freshness and enthusiasm, Mohammed Kudus is set to replace the aging André and Jordan Ayew brothers. At the age of 23, he is already a key player for the Black Stars. His 30 caps and 9 goals attest to this. This competition in Côte d’Ivoire will be the first for the West Ham (Premier League) player in his young career, after splashing the screen at the last World Cup in Qatar in November 2022.

The coach: Chris Hughton

The AFCON gives Chris Hughton the opportunity to silence the critics in Ghana.
Having arrived on the Ghana bench on February 12, 2022 to replace Otto Addo, the former Brighton (Premier League) coach has yet to win unanimous approval. The African Cup of Nations could be an opportunity for the 64-year-old to silence his critics.

Ghana’s schedule in Group B

January 14: Ghana-Cape Verde

January 18: Egypt-Ghana

January 22: Mozambique-Ghana

Source: SNA

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