Reggae and Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has urged the Black Stars to secure victory in the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), expressing confidence in the team despite their recent poor performances.
The acclaimed musician shared his sentiments at the team’s farewell dinner in Kumasi, where he entertained them with captivating renditions of his songs.
Stonebwoy, who was part of the event attended by President Nana Akufo-Addo, offered words of encouragement to the team, challenging them to end their 42-year trophy drought. Ghana’s last AFCON triumph was in 1982 when they clinched their fourth title.
Despite acknowledging the difficulty of the tournament, Stonebwoy expressed belief in the team’s capability to emerge victorious.
“We are solidly behind them in all aspects. They should go and do us good and possibly win the African Cup for us in this tournament, yes, it will come as a surprise to the whole of the world and Africa but I have great belief in my brothers and the technical team.
“Dede Ayew himself is a brother, we met in Qatar. God knows how happy I am to be in the presence of the players, the President, and everybody.”
The Black Stars have safely arrived in Ivory Coast and have successfully conducted their first training session as they prepare for their Group opener against Cape Verde on Sunday, January 14, 2024. The team is also scheduled to face Egypt and Mozambique as part of their Group B fixtures, aiming to redeem themselves from the disappointment of the 2021 AFCON when they bowed out in the first round after a shocking defeat to minnows Comoros.