Black Stars captain John Mensah has debunked the notion among the sporting populace that Ghana is under pressure to win the ultimate in the forthcoming Nations Cup.
The gameï¿½s pundits have tipped Ghana as favourites in the Gabon/Equatorial Guinea championship, thereby putting pressure on them. But the Lyon defender has given the assurance that the team is under no pressure ahead of the tournament.
ï¿½The team is under no pressure as perceived by many. We are well composed and we plan to take every match as it comes,ï¿½ he said at the inauguration of the John Mensah Fun Club in Obuasi on Boxing Day.
ï¿½I have confidence in the squad the coach has picked. I believe in the technical teamï¿½s competence, and with the right state of mind and dedication I think we will make Ghana proud by lifting the trophy,ï¿½ he added.
Ghana is expected to leave for South Africa on January 8, 2012 to fine tune preparations ahead of the championship. Ghana is in group D with Guinea, Mali and Botswana.
Source: Kofi Owusu Aduonum
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