The Black Stars who are eyeing a fifth African title will begin their campaign against Uganda at the Stade de Port-Gentil on Tuesday.
And Pinnick whose administration has seen the Nigeria senior national team miss two Afcon tournaments seems to be rooting for Ghana to emerge as champions.
He paid a courtesy call to the Black Stars’ camp on Monday afternoon ahead of their clash with the Cranes in Port-Gentil.
“@thenff Prez @PinnickAmaju visits the #BlackStars & @UgandaCranes to offer his support ahead of their start of their #afcon2017 campaign,” the Ghana FA tweeted before it was yanked off.
Since the Super Eagles lifted the title in 2013, it has been a near impossible task for them booking a place in the biennial football showpiece – missing out of Equatorial Guinea 2015 and surrendering Gabon 2017 ticket to Egypt.
Victory for Avram Grant’s men on Tuesday will put them in good position to qualify from Group D that parades Mali and Egypt.