Pele was part of the Ghana team that won the Nations Cup in 1982 when he was 16.
"Ghana have always been one of the strongest in the Nations Cup so I believe that Ghana is always going to play that seniority role in the tournament," he told Metro TV.
"The coach has done his homework, and the technical men have made their choices. They have won a couple of friendly matches (scoring 7 goals in 2 games) and have given the country a lot of hope and confidence so we are keeping our fingers crossed hoping it goes well for them."
Pele, who played for Ghana 73 times and is considered the greatest football player in his country's history, warns the team against complacency.
"Football on the continent is not easy these days, the fact that Cameroon and Egypt didn't qualify tells a lot.
"We should be careful and attach a lot of seriousness to the matches and with the talents in camp, I am sure they will make an impact," he adds.