Grant: Only team work will get Ghana to Russia 2018

Tuesday 18th October , 2016 11:32 am

Head Coach of the Black Stars of Ghana,Avram Grant believes the real strength of this current team is their ability to work together as a unit in or order to achieve the desired results.

Ghana’s qualification to the Russia 2018 World Cup hit a major snag as the Black Stars dropped valuable points in their opening match against the Cranes of Uganda in a 0-0 draw in Tamale.

A row between the Sports Ministry and the Ghana Football Association threatens to further distract the team’s activities on the pitch with an all important encounter against the Pharoah’s of Egypt approaching.

The Israeli manager believes this current group of players must be insulated from such distractions to enable them focus on their goal.

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He further went ahead to reveal that unlike in past qualifying campaigns when Ghana could boast of players with superior individual technical quality to turn around games this squad must rely on team strength.

“This squad is not the same one of ten years ago, where there were a lot of players with individual skill.

“Michael Essien was my best player back in Chelsea and Muntari was a fantastic player with a lot of skill as well.

“Stephen Appiah was a great captain that showed leadership in all the teams he played on.

“This is a different squad and they have other qualities.

“When they get together and stay together they can fight.

“Individual skill is nice but we don’t have it.

“If everything is like it was during the African Cup then we can achieve the best.

“I am telling you now we can make it to the World Cup because we have a quality group.

“People around this team must ensure that this team carries out its activities professionally and all must be done to ensure that they have their peace of mind,he concluded in an interview with Communications Director of the GFA Ibrahim Saanie Daara.

By:Benjamin Nketsia/citifmonline.com.Ghana