AFCON 2023: The 3 game-changers set to ignite the Black Stars of Ghana
Here are three star players that can make a difference for Ghana in their quest to challenge for AFCON 2023 in Ivory Coast.
All eyes will be on the Black Stars of Ghana at AFCON 2023 which will take place in Ivory Coast from Saturday, January 13, 2024, because of the quality the squad possesses, taking a look at the lineup we have highlighted three players we think might be crucial in Ghana's pursuit for the trophy.
Following the announcement of the 27-man squad list for Ghana, there had been concerns about the absence of a key midfielder for the Black Stars of Ghana Thomas Partey as well as the left-back Thariq Lamptey.
Many had wondered if Ghana would be able to take on a new challenge for the title with a very young squad and a very new coach with a unique mindset and premier league experience.
Ghana can in fact progress from the group stages of AFCON 2023 and also challenge for the title here are 3 players we believe can play a huge role in making this happen:
West Ham midfielder Mohamed Kudus is having the time of his life in the Premier League and his game has continued to evolve with more experience being gained on the big stage. His move to the premier league from Aax has proven to be a smart decision with the Ghanaian international's game progressing to the next level and possessing more cutting-edge and confidence on the pitch.
Kudus is arguably the most important player in Ghana's squad and his runs that create chances and even challenge for goals is what makes the Black Stars dangerous on the counterattack.
It would be hard for defenders to mark a player who does not want to be marked, Kudus is as physical as they come and that combined with speed is a dangerous cocktail that will definitely keep the defence line extremely busy.
If Kudus is in business and in prime form, Ghana is an opponent many will want to watch out for at AFCON 2023.
Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew is a classical case of aging like fine wine on the pitch as his game in the Premier League side is on an entirely different level since the commencement of the 2023/2024 season in the Premier League.
Jordan Ayew is a player playing with high confidence which is an extra spring to his steps and combined with his skills Ghana will be poised to create more chances at AFCON 2023.
Jordan is a player who can take on an entire defence and can make those passes be it long or short-range crosses that will in turn worry an opposition. Having Ayew and Kudus in any team should be categorized as illegal and automatically become a worry for any team in the tournament.
Inaki Williams will be instrumental for Ghana at AFCON 2023, his ability to read the and also dictate the pace of activities will be very essential in the Black Stars campaign in the competition.
Although many didn't get to see his full powress at the World Cup 2022 in Qatar, AFCON 2023 is set to be the stage under a new leadership where he shows his abilities as a player that can be essential for Ghana in the long run.