Nyantakyi demands Nations Cup trophy
Posted on: 2011-Oct-09        
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Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi has cranked up the pressure on the Black Stars by insisting they must win the 2012 Nations Cup.

The Black Stars qualified for the competition with an efficient display against Sudan in Omdurman n Saturday on a day when the likes of Nigeria and South Africa crushed out.

They joined high profile casualties Cameroon and Egypt on the sidelines and the belief that this represents Ghana's best prospects for a first Nations Cup title since 1982 have intensified.

Nyantakyi believes however that even with the big names Ghana would have expected to win and says the target is an improvement on the bronze and silver medals from the last two Nations Cups.

"From 2008 when we won bronze we improved in 2010 by winning silver so it is just a matter of course that we are favorites for gold n 2012," he told KickOffGhana.com.

"It doesn't really matter. Who tells you Egypt would have made an impact. They could not even qualify so did Cameroon. Looking at the strength of teams now it means they don't reckon at all."

He reckons that West African neighbors Senegal and Ivory Coast will be Ghana's toughest challengers.

"I think Ivory Coast and Senegal are playing very very well. Any of them can spring a surprise."