Augustine Arhinful believes Ghana has what it takes to excel in the group C of the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), dubbed the group of death despite its shambolic world Cup participation.
The Black Stars is drawn in group C, with Algeria, South Africa and Senegal. The Desert Warriors of Algeria is highest ranked African country on the FIFA raking, while Senegal is also ranked better than Ghana and South Africa which is below Ghana on the ranking went through the 2015 AFCON qualifiers without a defeat.
However, the former international has indicated that Ghana would still find their way out of the group, as they have the quality to achieve that.
He thinks what happened at the World Cup was just communication problem and the mere fact that FIFA rated Ghana’s two all draw against Germany as the best game in the mundial is a clear indication of what the team is capable of doing.
“Although the group is a very though one, I believe the Black Stars can survive it and find their way out. We have quality players, who can stand the test of time, so this shouldn’t be a tall order for them, Arhinful told Asempa fm.
“People are still considering what happened at the world cup to judge the performance of the team, but I think that Ghana’s World Cup problems were purely communication, so we should learn a lesson out of that.
“Even though the Black Stars failed to progress past the group stage, its game against the eventual winners of the world Cup, Germany was rated by FIFA as the best game and it even got to a point that they were defending.“
The 1993 Ghana league top scorer with Ashgold was part of the Black Meteors team that played in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and was also part of the Black Stars team that reached the semi finals of the AFCON 2000.
Ghana finds itself in group C for the very first time in its African Cup of Nations (AFCON) history.