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AFCON 2021: Ghana coach and captain speaks ahead Of first game

Ghana coach and captain at their press conference

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has stated that his side are well prepared to face Morocco tomorrow in the on going Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Rajevac and captain, Andre Dede Ayew addressed the press on Monday, 9th January, 2021 ahead of Ghana’s first group game against Morocco.

We prepared very well, and we know Morocco, we are positive, expecting a tough match and want people to expect an interesting match but we are hopeful of a good result.We don’t have any injuries and about expectations we have the quality and passion for this and we are dedicated to this, we know how this is so important to Ghanaians and we want us to make Ghanaians happy”-he stated.

Regarding the availability of Ajax star, Mohammed Kudus, the Serbian trainer revealed, “Kudus got injured in our last game against South Africa, he started training recently with his club (Ajax) so we are expecting him to join us in the coming days, a week’s time when he is fully fit and hopefully we can count on him as the tournament progresses

With some countries already recording positive coronavirus cases, Rajevac says his team is clean.

Covid is a serious issue these days and I see some of the teams have problems and for us we did our PCR test and all players and officials are ok and we hope it stays like that throughout”.

Captain Ayew added that, the team is focus on what is ahead of them.

“I want to focus on what is ahead and we have qualified for AFCON and playoffs and the AFCON is a tough competition, people are seeing as underdogs which is part of football, we take it with a lot of determination and hunger to prove Ghana will never die and we will die for the jersey

The Black Stars will begin their AFCON campaign against Morocco on January 10 in Yaounde.

Ghana is in Group C alongside Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.

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