Polo warns Black Stars against complacency

Soccer News of Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Source: adomonline.com

Coach Mohammed Polo

Former Ghanaian international, Mohammed Polo has warned the Black Stars could be their own worst enemy if they underrate South Africa in their last game in the ongoing AFCON in Group C.

Ghana faces South Africa in today’s decisive African Cup of Nations Group C clash.

Avram Grant’s side produced a late 1-0 win over Algeria in Mongomo last Friday to go second in the group, a result which eased the pressure after an opening 2-1 loss to Senegal.

A win over South Africa will send the Black Stars through to the last eight of the competition while a draw and Algeria failing to beat Senegal on the same night could also get them past the group stage.

The former Ghanaian international believes South Africa is not an ordinary side despite they not getting a good start in the competition.

He insists the Bafana Bafana boys can pull a surprise if complacency rules the Black Stars team.

“If we become complacent and think that Algeria has beaten South Africa and is a done deal, we should forget otherwise it will be a different ball altogether,” he said.

South Africa was held to a 1-1 draw in the second Group C match of the 2015 African Cup of Nations on Friday.

The current result leaves the Black Stars with 3 points in second position behind 4 points rich Senegal while Algeria follow in third with 3 points and South Africa lie at the bottom of the group table with just 1 point.