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The Blood and Gold guardsman has stated he is working hard to make the final 23-man list and will help the Black Stars to win gold

Esperance defender Harrison Afful has said he is hoping to leave an indelible mark in the minds of Ghanaians in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The guardsman is poised to help the Kwesi Appiah-led team to end a 31-year-old trophy drought after he was named in Ghana's provisional 26-man squad.

Ghana last won the Nations Cup trophy in 1982 and the 23-year-old is confident he can be immense in the team’s quest to go for the ultimate.

“I must say the last two seasons have been good for me and I feel  very confident now to play in a highly competitive tournament like the Nations Cup,” the former Asante Kotoko watchman told MTNFootball.

“I was not at the last Nations Cup but I wasn't disturbed because I know my time will come. I'm looking forward to the tournament.

“The coach has faith in us and we also have confidence in him as well so it will be a nice tournament for us,” Afful observed.

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