The Black Stars coach wants his team to open the group stage of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with a win
Ghana coach Avram Grant says his side’s desire to play at the 2018 Fifa World Cup final will spur them on to victory over Uganda in their qualifying encounter on Friday.
The Black Stars host the Cranes at the Tamale Sports Stadium in the last round group opener, ahead of matches against Egypt and Congo.
Ghana are gunning for a fourth straight appearance at the global showpiece after outings in 2006, 2010 and 2014.
“I know the results of the last [2015 Afcon] qualifiier against Uganda when we lost away and drew at home,” Grant is quoted as saying by 3News.
“They are a very good side, but we also want to show that we are very strong.
“I don’t think it will be an easy game, but our target is the same – to win and to do everything to be in Russia .
‘‘It’s a group stage, so it’s most important that we finish first in the group. It is a tough group in which all the teams can qualify but we have our own vision – we want to be there.
“Part of the reason why I came here is to understand why the talent of the team has not matched their achievement.
“First, we have to get there and I am convinced we would start well on Friday.”
Ghana dispatched Comoros 2-0 on aggregate to reach the third and final round.