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Ghana coach Avram Grant: We can win in Egypt

Posted on October 11, 2016
Avram Grant

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’s coach, , believes that has a strong team that will be able to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals and beat .

The former Chelsea manager also assured that in order for his players to be able to lead the Black Stars to the World Cup, there has to be peace of mind referring to the gridlock between the Ghana Football Association and the Youth and Sports Ministry.

Despite the draw against Uganda on Friday, Grant was not worried about qualifying and is waiting for Egypt’s game.

‘We are looking forward to this game – at the end of the day, the most important game is the next game,” he said after the goalless draw. Egypt however secured a 1-2 away victory at Congo.

Regarding the unrest between the Ghana Football Association and the Youth and Sports Ministry, Grand assured the importance of the support of everyone in the coming period. “‘We need everybody together, from the politician to everybody to girls, boys, everyone to help give the team peace of mind. We need to learn that if there’s no support, the team is not winning which I’m not happy for but this is the situation we find ourselves.”

He discussed Ghana’s last draw and talked about how important it is to learn from the past “unprofessional preparations” before Rwanda and Uganda so not to fall in the same mistakes.

”Don’t put a finger and say this is your fault and my fault!, Everybody together, learn from the past, correct our mistakes and do well.”

The awaited clash which will be played on 13th November 2016 in Alexandria is considered to be the most important game in the group.

”We spoke a lot about the mentality of the players before the African Cup of Nations last year, and we won the second game against Algeria. We then beat South Africa in the last game: we were 1-0 down, and we won 2-1, so we showed a lot of mental strength. We have spoken a lot about this, and we give tools to the players on how to use it and we want to see that against Egypt.”


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