Soccer News of Monday, 2 February 2015
Ghana coach Avram Grant has patted the Black Stars on the back following their quarter-final win over Guinea.
The ex-Chelsea boss said the team has improved in the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea and are ready to take on any team.
Ghana put up a great performance defeating group D runners-up Guinea by three goals to two on Sunday evening.
“We are taking it game after game and the team have improved tremendously,” Grant said at a post-match press conference.
“We did not start the tournament all that well because though we played well in the first game against Senegal we lost.”
Ahead of the game, Grant tinkered with his squad by giving Crystal Palace forward Kwesi Appiah his debut start for the Black Stars in place of Lorient striker Jordan Ayew. According to him, every player deserves to start.
He said: “It does not matter who are selected to play, we have a large squad of quality players. Jordan did his best and when Appiah was given his chance he has also done his best. All Ghanaians and everybody should support whoever gets the nod.”
“We will go back and prepare for the game against Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday and see what will happen,” Grant added.