Sports News of Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Coach local Black Stars, Maxwell Konadu, says the team is confident of winning the game against Burkina Faso on August 11 in Ouagadougou as well as the return leg on August 18.
He told Onua FM Monday that said the team is however cautious of the danger the Burkinabes are likely to pose to his side in the games.
“We are very confident but we also need to know that we are going to play a very strong opponent (Burkina Faso). We respect our opponent but we are confident we can win away from home.
It’s just that we have to know that Burkina is a good side,” he said. Coach Konadu said they have examined the strength of the Burkinabes and are working to avoid mistakes of committing fouls and allowing counter attacks during the games.
“We’ve realize that they are good with set pieces so we will try to avoid fouls at danger areas. They are also good with counter attacks and we are working on all that. With the materials we have at the moment, I think we can go and make Ghana proud,” he said.
The Ghana Premier League is currently on break to enable the Black Stars team ‘B’ prepare adequately for their CHAN qualifying games.
Twenty-eight players have been invited to the Black Stars team ‘B’ camp as they continue preparations for their qualifying matches against Burkina Faso and the upcoming WAFU tournament. Ghana has not had defeat in their last three international friendly matches played.
It has won two and drawn the other. The team is also preparing for the WAFU tournament, which is slated, from September 9 to September 24, 2017 at the Sekondi Stadium and the Cape Coast Stadium.