Former Black Stars player Mohammed Ahmed ‘Polo’, has cautioned the current Black Stars players to add value to their names by winning the 2019 edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be staged in Egypt for Ghana.
Ghana have been pitted against defending champions, Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau in Group F of the tournament which will be staged from June 21 to July 19, 2019.
Speaking on Atinka Total Sports, the former Accra Hearts of Oak player and trainer said “these current players of our time are very lucky, they have all the ingredients in terms of resources to lift the AFCON for mother Ghana….”
This, he said, is unlike his time when players needed to put in a lot to make names for themselves and the country.
The ‘dribbling magician’ said the current crop of players wouldn’t be remembered by Ghanaians if they fail to lift the prestigious trophy.
To him, the best the current crop of players can do for the nation is to win the trophy since qualifying for the tournament ‘is no news for Ghanaians’.
The 1978 AFCON winner believes that even though their coach, the late Fred Osam Doudu gave them good instructions on field of play they also sacrificed and died for the nation without thinking about Captainship as players.
“The only advice I have for Black Stars if I’m the one handling the team is that It is our time to shine”, He said.