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Stars need more cohesion



His name struck fear into opposing teams home and abroad, and now two-time winner of the Afcon Nations, Dogo Moro, wants the current Ghana team to work more on cohesion.

Moro sees this as a key to success in the 2013 Afcon in South Africa, where the Stars would gun for a fifth title. Dogo compares the length of time inviolved in playing together in this day to the situation during the old days before drawing his conclusions.

"In our day, we played together for more than 5 or so years but when you look at the current crop, some of these players have never played for the Black Stars before," he told Citi FM's popular Afcon Diaries buildup show.

Winning the tournament in 1963 and 1965 was primarily due to cohesion within the Black Stars, citing an example from 1963.

"When we won the African Cup in 1963, players such as Dodoo Ankrah, Addo Odametey, Ben Acheampong, Aggrey Fynn, Ofei Dodoo, C.K Gyamfi and Wilberforce Nfum, had all played in the team for over five years."

Having established that Ghana’s long wait for a fifth African Nations Cup title is down to a lack of cohesion in the various teams over the years, Dogo Moro reiterates that playing together will help the team mature both physically and mentally. Ghana arrive in Port Elizabeth on Thursday evening, where they are based together with DR Congo, Mali and Niger in Group B. The tournament kicks off on Saturday. Arguably one of the best sweepers in Ghana's football history, his exceptional defensive role were only peered, by his own admission in a 2010 interview, Kuuku Dadzie, Ahmed Rockson and Kwadwo Addae Kyenkyenhene.



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