Former Ghanaian international, John Paintsil has divulged that Ghana is in a difficult group but will progress.
Despite revealing the group as difficult, Painstil is self-assured that the team can qualify from the group.
The ex-defender however has cautioned against complacency and lackadaisical preparation.
“Ghana will qualify at all costs, but we need to approach everything about it seriously. During our time we were always serious about qualifying, so I pray they maintain that discipline.
It’s a very tricky group but Ghana will qualify.
“We will have problems if we don’t get ready. Our readiness is what will take us to the next stage. The group we find ourselves in is not something to relax over.
“We cannot underestimate Gabon and Morocco, they always prove stubborn in tournaments they feature in. So we must be serious and be well prepared,” he concluded.
The team will take on the Atlas Lions of Morocco in the opening match on Monday, January 10 at the Ahmadou Ahijo stadium in Yaoundé. The Black Stars are in search of their first Africa Cup of Nations title since 1982.