Desailly warns Black Stars against 2013 AFCON fear
Marcel Desailly wants the Black Stars to be confident of beating any opponent
The Black Stars are among the favourites for the title in the competition to be held in South Africa from January.
But the presence of countries like Ivory Coast, champions Zambia and Nigeria means that the Black Stars are not the overwhelming favourites.
Ivory Coast are the firm favourites for the title because of some of their top p[layers like Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Kolo Toure.
Despite the presence of these top players Desailly says the Ghanaians should not be afraid of meeting any side if they are to grab the first title since 1982.
"We are Ghana, we should be able to say no matter who is coming we just have to respect and do our best," the 1998 World Cup winner told BBC Sport.
"But we also have to be careful a little bit. Let's be very very focused on the main objective, which is to play well from the start.
"We have had problems in the past where we have not shown the personality you expect from Ghana."
Ghana were drawn in Group B to face DR Congo, Mali and Niger.