The President told the team that it was “time to end our 34 year wait for the AFCON trophy” and ensure that they bring the trophy home.
The Black Stars are among 15 other countries meeting to battle it out for the ultimate prize and bragging rights.
Ghana has attempted severally to win the trophy which has eluded the country for almost 35 years.
At the last edition, which was in Equatorial Guinea in 2013, Ghana managed to make it to the finals but lost on penalties to neigbouring Cote D’Ivoire, Elephants who beat Ghana in 1992 in Senegal.
The Black Stars kick of their campaign on Tuesday January 17th January, at the Stade de Port-Gentil against the Cranes of Uganda.
There is low optimism in the country about the tournament but information from the camp of the Black Stars shows they are in high spirit ahead of the tournament.
Reports show that unity is tight in camp and all 23 players are giving their best to give coach Avram Grant selection headache.
Skipper Asamoah Gyan who has also had the opportunity in playing the most matches for the Black Stars and yet to win a major trophy with Ghana has urged his colleagues to put up the positive winning mentality and attitude.