Andre Ayew has been instrumental in Ghana?s campaign in Equatorial Guinea
Andre Ayew has been instrumental in Ghana?s campaign in Equatorial Guinea

Marseille star Andre Ayew declared that Ghana should not be written off as genuine contenders at this Africa Cup of Nations despite not yet finding their best form.

Andre Ayew has been instrumental in Ghana?s campaign in Equatorial Guinea
Andre Ayew has been instrumental in Ghana?s campaign in Equatorial Guinea

The Black Stars are parading a young squad for this tournament as the side is being rebuilt following the departure of several players after a disastrous showing at the World Cup.

Some top players like Sulley Muntari, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Majeed Waris, Jerry Akaminko and Kwadwo Asamoah are not all part of the team for various reasons.

Despite the absence of the top players, Ayew says they are capable of stunning top sides in the competition in Equatorial Guinea even though they lost their opening game against Senegal before rallying to defeat Algeria.

?This is not the best Ghana, many of us like Gyan and I are not 100 percent fit, but we can do a lot more,? Ayew said.

?Even after the win against Algeria, we cannot afford to get over-confident. We?re happy, but won?t take anything for granted. Algeria is past and next is South Africa. It will be a very tough battle on Tuesday.?

He added: ?Expectations back at home must now have risen, but Ghana have always dealt with the pressure even though it could be difficult.?

The Black Stars last won the Cup of Nations in 1982, although they have reached the last four of the previous four editions, even losing in the final to Egypt in 2010 in Angola.

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