Arsenal midfielder Thomas Teye Partey has called on Ghanaians to throw their weight behind the Black Stars for success as they aim at ended the country’s 40-year AFCON winless run.

The Arsenal star, who could not join the Ghana side for the friendly against Morocco, trained with the team in preparation for the clash with Ivory Coast on Saturday.

As the team prepares for the upcoming international assignments and next year’s Africa Cup of Nation, Partey believes the support of the country can propel the Black Stars to success.

“We need the support of Ghanaians no matter where we are. If we are down or on top, they have to support us and push up to achieve whatever we want to achieve,” Thomas Partey said on TV3’s WarmUp Plus show.

Ghana, after winning the AFCON on four occasions: 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982, have been chasing their fifth glory for 40 years and still counting.

They came closer to ending the winless drought in 2010 and 2015, losing the finals to Egypt and Ivory Coast respectively.

But Partey is optimistic Cameroon will be the magic country to hand Ghana the elusive trophy.