Founder and Leader of Glorious Wave Church International Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi has revealed that no matter the adequate preparation the Black Stars team will put up ahead of the 2019 Cup of Nations there will be no way Ghana can win it.

Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi speaking to Kasapa FM’s Kingsley Adu in an exclusive interview said there is a spiritual obstacle hanging on the team which needs to be broken to pave wave for our long overdue Afcon trophy clinch.

“There is a spiritual problem which has root and they need to seek for a spiritual help or else they can do anything but yet can’t win any major trophy especially the cup of nations”

“Let me tell you that this spiritual problem has been there for decades now and there is the need to have solution. God reveals to redeem and I am expecting authorities of the team to seek an intervention from any man of God for redemption or else they should forget” he told Kasapa FM.

After previous wins in 1963, 1965 and 1978, the Black Stars last tasted continental glory at the 1982 AFCON in Libya which means Ghana has gone 35-years without winning the biggest trophy on the African continent.

The team has lost three finals since then (1992, 2010 and 2015). Two of these (1992 and 2015) have been on penalties, all against the same team (Ivory Coast).
They have finished third (bronze medals) once (in 2008 on home soil) and fourth four times (1996, 2012, 2013, 2017).

At the time Ghana last won it, they were the most successful African nation with four titles. Since then, Egypt have won it five times (1986, 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010) while Cameroon, who had never tasted AFCON glory by then, have since lifted the trophy five times (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002 and 2017).

As many as six different countries have won the AFCON for the first time since Ghana’s last win. (Cameroon in 1984, Algeria in 1990, Ivory Coast in 1992, South Africa in 1996, Tunisia in 2014 and Zambia in 2012).

Nigeria, Ghana’s biggest rivals in African football, have won the AFCON twice since 1982 (1994 and 2013).

Ghana has twice hosted and failed to win the AFCON since 1982 – 2000, co-hosted with Nigeria (Quarter final) and 2008 (Third place).

By: Alexander Anyankwaa