Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi has insisted that the morale in Black Stars’ camp is very high ahead of Friday’s opening 2018 world cup qualifier clash.
The three-time world cup campaigners will be hosting Uganda at the Tamale Sports Stadium, a game the West African giants would have to dig deep to beat the East African side.
“The morale in camp is very high. There are no injury concerns in camp, the players are ready for the game,” Nyantakyi told Hot FM ahead of the game.
Ghana is in search for their fourth world cup appearance, and the Ghana FA boss believes it is important for the nation to achieve that feat.
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“The qualification for Russia 2018 is very important, because Ghanaians are used to the world cup and we have to do everything possible to seal a qualification. There are a lot of positive things the nation get whenever the Black Stars get a world cup qualification,” he added.
On the weather condition in Tamale, Nyantakyi said: “I don’t think the weather condition will have negative effect on the team, though it is very hot in Tamale. If there are reports indicating that the weather condition will affect the Black Stars players what about the Ugandans who just arrived for the game? The players are fired for action because they know what it is at stake.”
He concluded: “We thank Ghanaians for their support, we want them to continue with their support and I’m calling on Tamale fans to fill in the stands and I’m sure Black Stars will beat Uganda.”
The official kick off time for the game is 15:00GMT.