Ayew eyes fifth AFCON trophy for Ghana

Ghana midfielder Andre Ayew believes his side have a genuine chance of winning this year’s African Cup of Nations.

Coach Avram Grant and his charges are looking to end a 32-year drought, having last won the title in 1982.

The Marseille forward said the experience of the Black Stars’ players will be a valuable asset during the tournament.

“We are one of the best teams in the continent,” Ayew told Wiwsport on Wednesday.

“Our target is to advance in each game to achieve our goal to win the competition.”

“All the players played at least three Nations Cup so we have the experience of the competition. I think it will be a good advantage for us.

Ayew heaped praise on Ghana’s coach Avram Grant, who took over at the team last month.

“We know that he is a good coach. He worked with a great teams but he has not the experience of the African football given that his experience with Ghana is the first in the continent. But he remains a great coach and I think the federation made a good choice.”

The Black Stars were drawn in a tough Group C alongside Algeria, Senegal and South Africa.