C.K Akonnor, the head coach of the Black Stars says he is confident of leading the team to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon].

The West African country is seeking to end its 39 years trophy drought.

With Ghana being drawn in Group C alongside Comoros, Morocco and Gabon for the tournament, Akonnor believes he is capable of emulating the other Ghanaian coaches who led the nation to success in the tournament.

“Every day I dream about this opportunity, I want to achieve this,” the 47-year-old said as reported by Citi Sports.

“If you check our history, only local coaches have won the AFCON, so the belief must be there.

“We have to believe because we have done it before and that is why I am confident that it will happen and it must happen with a local coach.

“I am a local coach, start believing in us, and put that trust in us, we will do it,” the former Asante Kotoko and Ashgold head trainer added.

Ghana’s four Afcon trophies have come from local coaches, including Charles Kumi Gyamfi who led the country to victory three times (1963, 1965 and 1982) and Fred Osam Duodu in 1978.

Akonnor however will be hoping to also leave his mark in Ghana Football by leading the country to a fifth Afcon title.

Ghana last won the Afcon in 1982 in Libya.

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