Our AFCON dream is on – Rahman

Black Stars left back, Baba Abdul Rahman, has said, the team’s purpose of winning the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is on course after qualifying to the knock-out stages by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in the final Group F match.

Rahman said the most important thing was booking a ticket to the next round of the competition, which they have done, though the team still had so much to work on.

“We have picked ourselves out from game to game and the win was very important for us. We had a bit of nervy moments in the first half, but we managed to overcome that.

“The team’s purpose is to win this year’s tournament, this would be my third AFCON and I can tell you that we are prepared for the challenge ahead.

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“It would not be easy but with determination and hard work we can make it,” he added.

A goal each from Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey sealed the day for Ghana to top Group F with five points from three games having already played 2-2 with Benin in the opening game and a goalless draw game against Cameroon.

In a related development, Samuel Owusu, Black Stars new sensation, has attributed his performance in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), to guidance from the senior players in the team.

Having featured in all three games played so far, Owusu said he was pleased with his output so far and looking forward for more success.

Owusu 23, who plies his trade with Serbian Club Cukaricki, said in an interview at the Suez Sports Stadium, that he was having a good time both on and off the pitch.

He added that, the senior players have given him the needed guidance and mentorship to succeed.

On his performance, Owusu who came on as substitute in the first and second games and a starting role in the last Group F game said “I have had a good performance throughout my maiden tournament and I want to thank my team mates for my performance so far.

According to him, the AFCON stage was a perfect platform for him to develop as a young player. –GNA

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