Stephen Appiah, a former Ghana international, is confident the country’s female national team, the Black Queens can host and win this year’s Africa Women’s Cup of Nations.
The Black Queens will hope to win their first ever African women’s title which kicks off next month in Accra and Cape Coast.
Their three previous final appearances in 1998, 2002 and 2006, ended in defeats to the Super Falcons of Nigeria who are the current champions.
Appiah, who featured for Ghana at the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups, posited that being the host will give the Black Queens the edge over the other seven participating countries.
“I think we have a chance of winning the competition,” the former Juventus star said.
“I am saying that because we are hosting the competition and with the fans that we have, it will give the girls more energy to play better and win,” he added.
“But when it comes to the tournament you have to take it match after match but I’m very sure the girls can do something.”
The Black Queens are in Group A with Algeria, Mali and Cameroon and will face the North Africans in the opening match on November 17.
The final three teams of the competition will represent Africa at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.