2019 AFCON: Baba Armando urges Ghana to be wary of Benin.

Author: Edmund Okai Gyimah
Baba Armando pictured with Andre Ayew and Kwadwo Asamoah (left) when he visited the Black Stars at their training camp in Dubai

Former Ghanaian international, Baba Adamu, has warned Ghana to be cautious of Benin when the two sides lock horn in the 2019 AFCON Group F fixture in Ismailia on Tuesday night.

The retired striker, nicknamed Baba Armando, said that there were no longer football minnows on the continent and that the Black Stars should never underrate the Squirrels.

"We should be cautious of Benin. African football has developed over the past one and half decades. Our players should not be complacent, we must face Benin the same way we will face Cameroun or any big gun," Armando told Graphic Sports Online.

"What happened to us against Zimbabwe in this same Egypt land in 2006 should be fresh in our memory. We needed at least a draw to qualify to the quarter finals but they beat us 2-1."

"I know all the players are in shape and despite we not scoring in the friendlies in Dubai, we played well. Our attackers should be deadly and must be spot on," he added.

Armando, who currently works as the technical director of Forceis FC, a lower-tier club in Dubai, UAE, was part of the Ghana Black Stars team which participated in the 2006 AFCON in Egypt.

He scored on his AFCON debut when he came on as a substitute in the last Group game against Zimbabwe, a match that Ghana lost 1-2 and crashed out of the tournament at the group phase.