How Ghana will cope with out ‘chief’ Andre Ayew in Afcon qualifier in opposition to Sudan – CK Akonnor
Ghana coach CK Akonnor believes his crew should discover a technique to take care of the absence of talismanic captain Andre Ayew in Tuesday’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier in opposition to Sudan.
The Black Stars are set to play as friends to the North Africans in a matchweek 4 fixture at Al Hilal Stadium in Omdurman, 5 days after counting on two targets from the Swansea Metropolis ahead to register a 2-0 triumph in a primary leg fixture in Cape Coast.
Ayew, who equally netted twice in Ghana’s final recreation coming into the November Afcon qualifiers, has been compelled to withdraw from the reverse fixture on account of an damage picked up throughout Saturday’s coaching session in Accra.
“To begin with, he [Ayew] is the chief of the crew and so for those who don’t have your chief, it’s at all times an issue,” Akonnor mentioned, as reported by the Ghana Soccer Affiliation’s official web site.
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“However having mentioned that, these are professionals, they’ve been in Europe for fairly a while now, they’re doing effectively so that they know what to do, and naturally, with a little bit of steerage from the technical crew, I believe they’ll be capable to do effectively.
“He [Andre] just isn’t in and so it received’t be mandatory for us to speak about it. Sure, we have now misplaced him, he delivered, he gave us two targets the opposite day.
“However now he’s no extra there and so we have now to take care of it and strategically we’ll discover a approach as to how we’ll play and get success.
“The likes of [Mubarak] Wakaso and [first-vice captain Richard] Ofori have at all times been constructive inside the crew by way of crew spirit and tips on how to transfer the boys to observe the rhythm and I believe it’s been constructive and we hope that they translate that into the sport tomorrow.”
Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Ofori, regardless of being inside the crew in Sudan, shall be unavailable for Tuesday’s encounter on account of suspension ensuing from the buildup of yellow playing cards.
Like Ayew, he was additionally in full crew motion in Thursday’s match.
“Effectively, we want a steadiness [to win the game]. The fitting steadiness in assault and defence,” Akonnor added.
“In our first recreation, we discovered ourselves struggling once we misplaced possession and that’s what we have now labored on for the reason that final match.
“And so, we’re wanting ahead to enhancing in that space as a result of we gave the opponent some counter-attacking conditions.
“And naturally, we anticipate them to return with two strikers, they’re enjoying at residence, they should win and many others and so we should be higher in that space and I believe as soon as we’re good in that space, we’ll discover a good state of affairs.”
A win on Tuesday will safe Ghana’s qualification for the ultimate match in Cameroon. Senegal and Algeria have been the primary nations to hitch hosts Cameroon within the certified pool.
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