Video: 'Gabon is going to fall' - Ex-Ghana defender Tony Baffoe charges Black Stars to go for victory
- Former Ghana defender Tony Baffoe has inspired the Black Stars to go for a in in their AFCON match against Gabon
- The 2014 World Cup final match commissioner visited the team at training in Cameroon as they prepare to play their second group game
- Ghana started the tournament on a losing note following defeat to Morocco last Monday
Anthony Baffoe, former CAF Secretary General and an ex-Ghana player, has charged the Black Stars to recover from their slumber and go all out for the three points against Gabon.
The four times African champions looked crestfallen after the opening day defeat to Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations.
However, ahead of their second group game, the man who has seen it all at AFCON, visited the team at their training camp to inspire them to success.
"You must show hunger to win," he started. "Aubamayeng has recovered and I don't know if Jonathen Mensah, Abdul Mumin, Djiku or Daniel Amartey is going to start, I don't care!"
"From day one, when you move from the dressing room and you move into the tunnel, they must feel you. No smile, no more joking. Comoros, Gabon... Gabon is going to fall," he added.
The Black Stars need a win against the Panthers if they are to progress to the next stage of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Gabon started off on a bright note, after defeating debutants Comoros in their opener on Monday.
Four times African champions, Ghana has not won the tournament since 1982, and have also not been eliminated from the group stages since the 2006 edition in Egypt.
The team has also been close three times since 1982, having lost the finals in 1992, 2010 and 2015.
SportsBrief.com spoke to Herbert Boakye Yiadom, a writer for Finder Sports, who is in Cameroon to find out how the players responded to the speech.
"The players looks buoyed. I mean Tony Baffoe is a legend and someone who got to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, so when he speaks, its a morale-booster for the players. In fact the senior players in the team know how important this game is and will do all they can to win the Gabon match. The attitude has been very positive," Boakye-Yiadom said.
GFA Boss Kurt Okraku confident ahead of Gabon game
Earlier, SportsBrief.com reported that, Ghana Football Association President, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku has expressed satisfaction with the display of the Black Stars in the defeat to Morocco on Monday.
The GFA boss is confident the Black Stars will bounce back from the opening day loss and get the needed results against Gabon and Comoros. In an interview with the media in Cameroon, Kurt
Okraku sounded confident and believes the team will progress to the next stage of the tournament.