Kuffour Warns Against Black Stars Pressure

Samuel Osei-Kuffour is worried over the excessive pressure being put on the Black Stars ahead of next year�s Africa Cup of Nations. Ghana has been tipped as overwhelming favourites to end their 30-year wait for an Africa title following the absence of heavyweights Egypt, Cameroon and Nigeria. However Kuffour says the 30-year wait seems to be turning to an obsession which could hurt the team at next year�s tournament in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. �You and I both know we don�t have to put undue pressure on the team,� he told GHANAsoccernet.com. �The fact that the giants are not there and also that we have not won it in 30-years doesn�t make the title automatic for us. �Failure to win the cup next year doesn�t necessarily mean it is all over for us, remember our boys are very young and therefore there will be more opportunities for us to win it.� Ghana has been drawn in Group D alongside Botswana, Guinea and Mali and would be based in the Gabonese city of Franceville.