Coach Kwesi Appiah has admitted Ghana is not among the favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which starts on 21 June in Egypt.
The four-time champions are seeking to end their 37-year wait for continental success, having won their last title in 1982.
Kwesi Appiah’s side have come close to ending their drought at the last six tournaments, having reached the semi-finals, and even going as far as the final in 2010 and 2015.
The Black Stars have been drawn in Group F alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau.
“The most important thing is to prepare your mind for anything that comes your way.
“I personally think that at the moment Ghana look like underdogs but I have confidence in the players and believe that they will surprise many,” Kwesi Appiah noted.
Full AFCON 2019 Draw Pots:
Pot 1: Egypt, Cameroon, Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Morocco
Pot 2: DR Congon, Ghana, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Algeria
Pot 3: South Africa, Uganda, Benin, Mauritania, Madagascar, Kenya
Pot 4: Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea Bissau, Angola, Tanzania, Burundi