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Black Stars' Tagoe fears Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, and Cameroon in the Afcon

23:12 BST 30/04/2019
Prince Tagoe
The striker shares his thoughts about the approaching continental gathering and the Black Stars' chances

Ghana international Prince Tagoe has stated that the likes of Nigeria and Cameroon pose a threat to the Black Stars' hopes of winning the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations but he trusts Kwesi Appiah's outfit to prevail.

At the June 21 to July 19 championship in Egypt, Ghana will be seeking to end their long wait for a fifth continental title, having last ruled Africa in 1982 and since finished as losing finalists in 1992, 2010 and 2015.

For the first round, the Black Stars have been drawn against Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F.

“I believe they [Ghana] can [win it]," 32-year-old Tagoe, a member of Ghana's squad at the 2006 Afcon and the 2010 Fifa World Cup, told GHOne TV.

"Ghanaians need the trophy badly and I know the players themselves also need the trophy too.

“For the players, they will make history if they are able to win it so I know it means a lot to them.

“It is not going to be easy because they are equally good teams who are all coming for the trophy. The likes of Nigeria, Senegal, Algeria, and Cameroon are all there. But I strongly believe Ghana can make it.

“They just don’t have to allow anything to distract them. [They need to] concentrate on every game and I believe they will make it.”

Ghana will begin their quest against Benin on June 25 and face defending champions Cameroon four days later.

The Black Stars will then wrap up their group against Guinea-Bissau on July 2.