Former Ghana star Paintsil eyes Ethiopia scalp in Afcon qualifier

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John Paintsil celebrates after winning the 2013 Afcon match against Niger (Getty)
The former Black Stars defender is confident of a positive result against the Walias in Addis Ababa

Former Ghana defender John Paintsil says the Black Stars have enough quality to defeat Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
 
Following a slow start to the campaign, Kwesi Appiah's men are now in dire need of maximum points in order to qualifier from Group F, with two matches remaining.
 
"This is a game Ghana can't afford any other results apart from victory," Paintsil told Kumasi FM.
 
"Kwesi Appiah has a very good team to achieve the results in Addis Ababa. The return of the Ayew brothers is also an advantage to Ghana because whenever they team up with Asamoah Gyan upfront, every defence require an extra effort to stop them from scoring so Ghana will surely win.
 
"The current Ghana squad is one that every coach in the world would love to handle. They have played together for a long time with few new faces. It is the best squad in recent times and if I'm even handed this team, I will defeat every opponent in the world," he added.
 
On Tuesday, Ghana's contingent touched down in Kenyan capital Nairobi where the team will fine tune before leaving for Ethiopia on Friday.
 
 

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