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Ghana striker Boakye-Yiadom: Black Stars can bring the Afcon home

20:32 IST 29/04/2019
Richmond Boakye Yiadom
The Red Star Belgrade front-man assesses the Black Stars' chances in Group F of the biennial championship

Ghana and Red Star Belgrade forward Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has stated that the Black Stars must avoid complacency to progress to the second round of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

On their 22nd appearance at the continental showpiece, the four-time champions have been drawn alongside Cup holders Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Group F.

The tournament is scheduled to run between June 21 and July 19.

“It’s not an easy group because any team [that has] made it to the Africa Cup of Nations deserves to be there," former Juventus recruit Boakye told Ghanasoccernet.

“We don’t have to take it [lightly or treat it as easy].

"We need to play and fight like how we played during the qualifiers and I know we can qualify out of the group.

"With God on our side, we can bring the Cup home as well."

Ghana will open their campaign against Benin on June 25, four days before facing Cameroon. The Black Stars' last group game will be against Guinea-Bissau on July 2.

Kwesi Appiah's outfit is seeking to win the tournament for the first time since 1982.