Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko says he is well aware of the expectations that fans and followers have of his outfit ahead of the upcoming against Egypt and he is confident in his charges abilities to cause an upset against hosts Egypt on Monday.
Ghana opening her campaign with a 1-1 stalemate against the young Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. Habib Mohammed had to come to the Black Meteors rescue with a last-minute goal after the Cameroonians took the lead in the 60th minute.
Ghana now needs a win against Egypt to boost chances of making it to the semi-finals and the head of the technical team believes the team will deliver on Monday despite the Friday’s setback.
“We know how dangerous the Egyptians can be but I am highly confident in my boys’ ability to deliver in such difficult matches”, Tanko said in a pre-match press conference to the ahead of Monday’s game.
He added, “We know that the task ahead is not going to be an easy one for us, especially playing with the supporters behind their team but as I said I am very confident in my team and I believe they will play without fear to make every Ghanaian proud”.
Winger Evans Mensah who won the Man-of-the-Match following his sterling performance in Ghana’s opening game said their target is to qualify for next summer’s Olympics so the team will give their all to overcome the Egypt hurdle.
“We have great ambition and that’s to play in the Olympics. We respect Egypt and we know it is a tough game but we will give our best.”
Ghana will take on hosts Egypt on Monday, November 11 at the Cairo International Stadium at 6:00 pm.
Egypt leads the table with 3 points following their opening day win over Mali, Ghana and Cameroon trail the hosts by 2points with Mali languishing at the bottom of the log.