Soccer News of Monday, 10 October 2016
Black Stars management committee chairman, George Afriyie, wants the team to quickly move on from their draw against Uganda and focus on their heavyweight clash against Egypt.
Ghana are two points behind the Egyptians after the first round of games and must avoid defeat to keep their chances alive.
The Ghanaian team has been criticized for putting up a below par performance but Afriyie was of the view the Ugandans were worth the point considering their performance.
“I have to admit that the Ugandans were good on the day and their coach did very well coming into the match. We had good preparation to win the game but we didn’t get the required results and I think we needed a bit of luck so we shouldn’t say the players did not do well but we shouldn’t forget that their head coach Milutin Sredojevi? has been the assistant coach of the Black Stars.”
“I know that dropping home points in World cup qualifiers can cause you not to qualify and I must say that the strength of the team has not reduced. We lost a couple of players but the team strength is still the same but I have to admit that it wasn’t the best of performance we exhibited on Friday.”
With close to a month to the trip to Egypt, the committee chairman believes effective planning could be the best solution for the Black Stars.
“Against Egypt in Cairo, I believe everything should be about planning even though we have played only one match and a good result against Egypt will be good for us but losing against them will make the job very difficult for us so we need an intense preparation and planning to get a good result against the Egyptians.
“I don’t want to point fingers and we shouldn’t discourage players as well.”
Ghana will be play against the Egyptians on Novermber 15.