As Africa’s biggest football show piece, The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) gets underway in Gabon today, the president of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on the senior national team, the Black Stars, to finally end the nation’s 34 year wait for an AFCON trophy.

The Black Stars, four-time African champions last won the Nation’s Cup in 1982. The senior national football team has since lost the finals three times in 1992, 2010, and 2015.

In a Facebook post President Akufo-Addo wished the players well and urged them to go for gold.

Cartoonist Makaveli rallies support for the team ahead of their opening game today.