‘We will do much better at AFCON’- Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac
Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has promised a better performance from his team ahead of the Nations Cup in Cameroon.
The Black Stars were humbled by Algeria in a pre-AFCON friendly, and the team has struggled to convince fans it can win AFCON.
However, the Serbian trainer remains optimistic ahead of the competition which begins on Sunday, January 9, 2022.
“At the AFCON, we will have the ability to play against some of the big teams like Morocco and Gabon. We have the opportunity to get to know the teams even better. But time is on our side for more matches, and we will do much better at the AFCON,” said the Serbian trainer as quoted by CAFonline.com.
The Black Stars will be leaving Qatar for Cameroon on Friday, after a three week pre-AFCON camping in the Asian country.
Ghana have been drawn in Group C alongside Morocco, Gabon and the Comoros Island.
The four times African champions begin their AFCON campaign with a game against Morocco on Monday.
Meanwhile, Ghana winger Christian Atsu remains optimistic of the Black Stars chances of winning the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon this year.
The West African powerhouse have not won the competition since 1982 and after the 3-0 defeat to Algeria, fans have already given up on the team.
However, Atsu, who was player of the tournament in 2015 when Ghana reached the final believes the blend of youth and experience puts the team in pole position to make history.
“We have a very strong team; people don’t realise it,” Atsu told 3 Sports. “We have young players but some people are complaining about their lack of experience. I am surprised people are still complaining about young players because for me, it doesn’t matter whether you are young or old it is all about what you can do on the pitch.
“As a young player, when you are given the opportunity, you must do your best else you won’t get a second chance unless you are lucky.”
Atsu continued, “We have a very good team, we have to support the team, and we have to expect a lot from them.
“I heard someone saying we shouldn’t expect a lot from these players but what are they going to do in the tournament? They have to go and win.”