President Nana Akufo-Addo has called on the senior national team, the Black Stars of Ghana to win the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Cameroon.

Having won the last trophy in Libya in 1982, the team has played in three finals in 1992, 2010 and 2015 but have failed to win the ultimate.

But the President speaking ahead of the tournament said the team should do all it can to end the 40-year trophy drought.

“Like with every edition of AFCON the Ghanaian people expect nothing short of ultimate glory from the stars,” he said.

“The pressure to succeed is understandably high because of our status of four-time winners, and also because it has been 40 long years since we last lifted the trophy.

“The target for you, naturally, is to bring the cup home. We have to go a step further than the second places recorded in 1992, 2010 and 2015, and bring the 40-year drought to an end,” the President added.

The 33rd edition of the AFCON kicked off on Sunday with Cameroon fighting back to beat Burkina Faso.

The Black Stars, led by Milovan Raievac, are in Group C and will begin the tournament this Monday with a game against Morocco before playing Gabon and Comoros.

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