Former Black Stars head coach, Otto Addo says the Black Stars need to start well in the AFCON 2023 in order to progress to the latter stages of the competition.
Ghana is noted for starting slow at major competitions. In the last two tournaments(AFCON 2021 and 2022 World Cup), Ghana failed to progress from the group stages due to not having a good start.
Otto Addo, who led the Black Stars to the Qatar 2022 World Cup believes adopting a step-by-step approach for every game will go a long way to help the team.
“It is very important to take it step by step. Nowadays there are no weak teams. Everybody can defend which makes it very difficult for Ghana and the first step is to qualify for the next stage, that is, to survive the group stage- to finish as best as possible and maybe get easier opponents in the following round,” he told GTV Sports+ in an interview.
“It’s a young team that comes together. It is not easy to put all the things together at these championships (AFCON), anything can happen. There’s no weak team anymore. You have to earn your wins very hard. Once we get a good start, it makes the following games easier.”
The Black Stars are in Group B alongside Egypt, Cape Verde and Mozambique.