Asamoah eyes 2019 Afcon title with Ghana

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The midfielder is hoping to help the Black Stars end their longest-ever run without an Afcon trophy

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah believes the Black Stars are capable of clinching the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title despite their early struggles in the qualifiers.

The 29-year-old made a comeback to international football in the 1-0 defeat against Kenya in Nairobi last weekend. However, he is with high hopes that they can end the 36-year run without a major trophy.

The tournament will be held in Cameroon.

“Ghana is one of the countries that can win the [2019] Africa Cup of Nations title. It is one of the things I want to win with my country,” Asamoah told Joy Sports.

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“I pray and hope that we work together and stay focus because everything that we intend to achieve needs hard work and focus as well as unity,” he added.

Ghana, who are leading the pack in Group F with three points, have made it to the semifinals of the Afcon on six consecutive times since 2008, including two finals where they lost to Egypt and Cote d'Ivoire in 2010 and 2015 respectively.