Black Stars coach, Chris Hughton expressed his thoughts on the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) draw, acknowledging Egypt as a formidable opponent and emphasizing the need for thorough preparation.
The draw on Thursday pitted Ghana against Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique in Group B, setting the stage for a challenging Afcon campaign.
Speaking to GFA Media. Hughton shared his insights after the draw saying, “Egypt are a very experienced side, very experienced Afcon campaigners.”
“And I think they have more wins than any other country. For sure, they are very tough opposition.”
“But of course, it is a competition, and we are very much looking forward to playing against certainly one of the best teams on the African continent at this particular moment.”
Regarding Ghana’s less-familiar opponents in the group, Hughton noted, “Mozambique and Cape Verde are two teams that I don’t know so much about.
“However, we will do all of our homework over these coming months, watch their games from now, and before the tournament starts.
“But I think whenever a group comes out, you always think that it could have been better for us, and could have been worse for us.”
The Black Stars are currently in the United States, focusing on their upcoming friendly matches against Mexico and the USA.