Ghanaian singer and songwriter Mzbel has urged management of the senior national soccer team of Ghana, Black Stars to allow players who are yet to tie the knot to take their girlfriends to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.
Born Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah claims that taking along their girlfriends to the tournament could help boast morale of the players at the camp.
She added that wives of the players should stay behind and support them with prayers because unlike the girlfriends, wives of players may cause many problems when allowed to be in camp and this might destruct the players.
Mzbel, who was speaking in an interview on Asempa 94.7FM said “Those [players] who are not married yet should be allowed to be in the camp with their girlfriends. Those that are already married should let their wives stay at home because girlfriends give more morale,”
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, is scheduled to be the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The tournament will be hosted by Egypt. The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July for the first time.
It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.
The Black Stars will play in Group F alongside Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau and Benin.
Ghana’s opening match will be against Benin on 25 June at the Ismailia Stadium.