The Vice-President of Ghana’s Normalisation Committee, Samuel Osei Kuffour, says the Black Stars, still stand a chance of progressing from the group stages despite their drawn opening game with the Squirrels of Benin.
The Stars failed to pick all three points on Tuesday in the Group F opening match.
Kwesi Appiah and his boys need to nudge off the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon on Saturday to earn a first win in the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Although disappointed with the opening group game of the Stars, the former Bayern Munich player has backed the Stars to come good against Cameroon.
“Look, these things happen,” he told South African journalist Robert Marawa. “We were very confident going into the game with the greatest respect to Benin.
“The red card clearly had an influence on the outcome of the game even though we still played well with ten players. I have no doubt in my mind that we have the confidence to go very far in the competition starting from the game against Cameroon.
“Cameroon are a very good side. They have the history and the experience.
“Do not forget that they are also defending champions and would want to go very far in the competition but I am sure we can beat them on Saturday,” he added.
A defeat of the Indomitable Lions will earn the Stars a berth at the round of 16 stage.