African Nations Cup: Ratomir Dujkovic Tips Ghana To Win Tournament

Ghana’s former Serbian coach believes the West Africans are destined to lift the 2010 AFCON cup…
Ghana are about to end their African Nations Cup title drought at Angola 2010, according to former coach Ratomir Dujkovic.

The Serbian who took the West Africans to their maiden World Cup in Germany 2006 said his compatriot, Milovan Rajevac, has the hallmark of turning youngsters into super stars and that is what is about to happen at the tournament.

The four-time African Champions are parading young players to the 27th edition of the continent’s biggest sports fiesta due to injuries.

But Dujkovic stated it is a blessing in disguise.

"Any country which goes into a game with Ghana at the Nations Cup thinking they are made-up of green horns are hugely mistaken," he told

"I am following the tournament closely and I think that Ghana will cause a major surprise at the tournament in Angola. The history of Rajevac in this country is that he takes potential youngsters and turn them into super stars.

"He has taken small teams in this country and made them big in European competitions and his record is there for all to see.

"You saw what he was able to do with the Black Stars who conceded no goals before they qualified for the 2010 World Cup.

"The young players he is taking to the Nations Cup are the future of Ghana football and don't be surprised if he puts the confidence in them to do big things.

"These young players are the U-20 World champions and they also want to prove a point or two. They will cause problems for many countries."

Rajevac has called up eight U-20 World Cup winning youngsters to camp - Daniel Agyei, Samuel Inkoom, Jonathan Mensah, Agyemang Badu, Opoku Agyemang, Dede Ayew, Ransford Osei and Dominic Adiyiah.

Stephen Appiah, John Mensah, John Pantsil – have been ruled out due to injury whilst Inter’s Sulley Muntari is facing disciplinary measures.

Ghana are in the 'Group of Death' with Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Togo.

K.N.S Mensah,