Technical Director and former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey believes Ghana are well placed to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title in Gabon.

The Black Stars narrowly missed out to Ivory Coast two years ago on penalties and Tovey said things could turn out well for Ghana this time around. They are in Group D along with Mali, Uganda and Egypt.

Tovey credited the Black Stars for their consistency in reaching the finals and doing well in the last couple of Editions.

Ghana are one of the most successful teams in Africa’s biggest football showpiece, having won it in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982.

They last tasted continental glory 35 years ago and Tovey said he was putting his money on the Black Stars to turn things around around in Gabon.


Qualifying Results: Mauritius 7-1, 2-0; Rwanda 1-1, 1-0; Mozambique 3-1, 0-0

Scorers: Jordan Ayew 3, Christian Atsu, Asamoah Gyan 2 each, David Accam, Frank Acheampong, Andre Ayew, John Boye, Jeffrey Schlupp, Samuel Tetteh, Mubarak Wakaso 1 each

Overall Record: P89 W50 D17 L22 F121 A74

Best Finish: Champions (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982)

Record Wins: Sudan 3-0 (1963), DR Congo 5-2, Ivory Coast 4-1 (both 1965), Burkina Faso 3-0 (1978), Niger 3-0 (2013)

Record loss: South Africa 0-3 (1996)

Africa-world rankings: 9-53

Nickname: Black Stars

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