Black Stars ready to compete and win 2013 Afcon - Kwesi Nyantakyi

The GFA believes with the unity, team spirit, dedication, discipline, commitment, and patriotism emanating from the camp of the Black Stars the team will do something special
The Ghana FA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, believes the four-time African champions are in the right shape to take on the rest of Africa with an aim of winning the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

The team is expected to touch base in South Africa on Wednesday after pitching camp in Abu Dhabi for 11 days ahead of the continental showpiece.

During their stay, Kwesi Appiah’s men came out winners in all two warm-up friendly games with Egypt and Tunisia.

Nyantakyi, who was with the team throughout the entire training camp in the Gulf Region, said the Black Stars are ready to conquer Africa.

“The team is ready and poised for action, the results of two warm-up games alone do not tell a complete story of the readiness of the team, but in the first game we saw how quick the boys were, team play and we saw commitment from the players,” the football administrator said.

“In the second game we saw discipline, resilience, fighting spirit and we also saw adherence to instructions from the coach. I think what the coaches have thought the players over the past have settled very well.”

Meanwhile, Nyantakyi has said the level of unity in the Ghana camp this time is what will deliver the trophy for the country.

He said: “I saw unity at the highest order, dedication, [and] patriotism. It appears to me there is a general resolve to win this trophy among the players and that means putting all differences among them aside in other to contribute towards this objective.

“Discipline has been paramount here in camp and I think is wonderful the factors that will bring disharmony, divisions among the team all these things have been eschewed. I think the team is poised and we are very happy with that.”