Former Black Stars midfielder Anthony Baffoe had an inspiring speech before the players on Thursday night ahead of Gabon vs Ghana clash telling them they have no right to loose this second AFCON 2021 game.
After suffering an opening defeat to Morocco’s Atlas Lions last Monday, the Black Stars are expected to bounce back today against Group C leaders Gabon who have their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back in the team.
And before the game, former Bayern Munich star Anthony Baffoe told Andre Ayew and teammates to sweat for the Ghana flag and for their families in order to claim the three points ahead of the Panthers.
”You see, you must show hunger, hunger to win. Aubameyang has recovered. I don’t care if Abdul Mumin, Jonathan Mensah, [Alexander] Djiku or Daniel Amartey is going to play in central defence- I don’t care,” Baffoe told them in the presence of coach Milovan Rajevac.
”From day one when you move out of the dressing room, when you go into tunnel, they must feel you, no smiles. It’s no more jokes. Gabon is going to fall tomorrow.
‘‘Captain Dede Ayew, Thomas Partey, [Mubarak] Wakaso, Jordan [Ayew], Baba [Rahman], Jonathan Mensah. Why am I mentioning you? Daniel Amartey- because you are people who have been in the team for long. People like you, you can’t allow yourself to have a bad day.
”It is not possible to have a bad day. Sweat for the nation, sweat for the flag of Ghana, sweat for your families…”