Coach Milovan Rajevac has already won his first two games with the Black Stars of Ghana beaten the Warriors of Zimbabwe in a doubleheader, 3 – 1 home win, and 1 – 0 away win in the ongoing World Cup qualifiers.
Ghana’s next World Cup qualifiers games will be against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa and Ethiopia. The Black Stars have already defeated Ethiopia in the first leg in Ghana by a goal to nill and will be traveling to Ethiopia for the second encounter. The team lost to South Africa in Johannesburg but the hope of the coach and his squad is heightened to beat the Bafana Bafana in their return league.
On his plans for Ethiopia and South Africa next month, the 61-year old Serbian tactician indicated, “Now our complete focus is on our next two matches which is a very important and as I say, every next match is the most important one.
“These two victories will mean nothing if we don’t deliver good performance and results in the next match.”
“Our focus is completely on those matches and it is going to be a short time in camp but we will prepare well and we are in the process of preparing the camp and we have the support from everyone around and we hope everything goes well and achieve our target which is winning the next two matches and qualify for the final round”.
On possible new faces in the team for Ethiopia and South Africa
“Definitely, If you look at my previous spell here, you’ll know it is important every department of the team is strong as possible so for the next period, we are monitoring every Ghanaian home and abroad and the league will start soon so definitely there will be some talents from here and players abroad trying to prove themselves so it is a chance for everybody to prove themselves and if they get to come play for Ghana, they have to prove it. This is a process you’re trying to establish the team who can be competitive at the highest level and can play against any team in the world.”
On qualifying for the next round and facing the best teams in Africa
“Of course, but I always say let’s take it one step at a time. Let’s complete our challenges first because after that, we will have the AFCON and we will have more time to improve our performance. At the AFCON, we will have the ability to play against some of these teams and definitely 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 than now. It is not a concern at this moment because as I said time is on our side so we have many things to be done before that time.”
The Black Stars will be granted a chance to play in the play-off for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers if they secure wins from those two games left.
South Africa now tops Group G with 10 points and Ghana with 9 on second position.