Planet Sport provides a betting preview of the 2023 African Cup of Nations as favourites and defending champions Senegal aim to become the first back-to-back winners since 2010.
Early years and Africa Cup of Nations
The Ghana national side won back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations under the management of Charles Kumi Gyamfi in 1963 and 1965.
Ghana finished runners-up in AFCON in 1968 and 1970 under German manager Karl-Heinz Marotzke, and won the trophy again in 1978 with Fred Osam Duodu at the helm.
Ghana at the World Cup
At the 2006 World Cup they reached the round of sixteen, after beating USA and Czech Republic in the group stages, where they lost to Brazil 3-0.
In the 2010 World Cup they made it through to the quarter-finals only losing to Uruguay in a penalty shootout. Asamoah Gyan had a chance to win the match in extra-time after Luis Suarez was sent off for a deliberate handball.
Andre Ayew is currently the most capped player for the Ghanaian national side.
Asamoah Gyan is also the top scorer for the nation with 51 goals in 109 caps. He is the top African scorer in World Cup tournaments with six goals and has represented his country in three tournaments, 2006, 2010 and 2014.
He came back to international football in the 2014 World Cup, scoring twice to become the African top scorer in the competition. He retired in 2019.