In the wake of Ghana’s disappointing exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament, Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt Okraku says he wants the Black Stars to win the AFCON and World Cup in the near future. SportsRation reports
Despite the recent setbacks, Okraku remains steadfast in his belief that the Black Stars will soon rise to conquer both the continent and the world.
The Black Stars’ Struggles
At the 34th edition of the AFCON currently underway in Ivory Coast, Ghana had high hopes of a strong performance. However, the team’s campaign ended in disappointment as they finished with just two points in Group B.
This included a defeat against Cape Verde and draws against Egypt and Mozambique.
Reflecting on Recent Performances
Ghana’s recent track record in major competitions has been less than stellar. In the 2021 AFCON, they were eliminated in the group stages after managing only one point. Similarly, their performance in the 2022 FIFA World Cup saw them collecting three points against Korea Republic but failing to advance further as Portugal and Uruguay progressed.
Optimism Amid Challenges
Despite the setbacks, Kurt Okraku remains resolutely optimistic about Ghana’s footballing future.
According to Pulse Ghana, the GFA boss expressed his unwavering ambition to see Ghana emerge victorious in every competition they participate in, including the AFCON and the FIFA World Cup.
Okraku said that this ambitious mindset is shared among his fellow Executive Council members.
“I want to win the Afcon, I want to win the [Fifa] World Cup, I want to win every competition Ghana finds itself in,” Okraku said as quoted by Pulse Ghana.
“This is the collective belief and mindset of my fellow Executive Council members.”
Following the dismissal of Chris Hughton due to the team’s poor showing in the AFCON, the GFA is now in search of his successor. The focus will then shift to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, set to resume in March, where the Black Stars will aim to secure their place on the global stage once again.