The heat is on the Ghana National team and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after their disappointing opening African Cup of Nations match loss to North African country Morocco, but the GFA president Kurt Okraku is adamant the situation can still be saved and is therefore calling on Ghanaians to exercise patience and throw their weight behind the national team.
Speaking to the media ahead of the team facing off with the Gabonese national team, the GFA president noted that the National team set up consist of 17 fresh faces and as such time is need for them to gel into a team and that would need Ghanaians exercising patience.
He however expressed optimism about the Black Stars qualifying into the next stage of the African Cup of Nations as according to him the team is with quality and for that reason has a bright future.
He said, “Ghanaians should be patient with us, the team is dominated with young players and if we get our axes together, this team is capable of going far.”
He expressed disappointment at the team’s opening match loss to Morocco but was quick to add his optimism of the team beating Gabon to position themselves well to qualify out of the group.
“I was not happy with the results but I’m happy about how the team turned out. Morocco is a disciplined side and one of the best on the continent, but we are in a better position to go forward.
“We came here to truly represent our dear country and make ourselves proud. We knew we have to play three games to make it to the next level. We played a tough game against Morocco. We were very structured, disciplined, but unfortunately it didn’t go our way.
“But the team has recovered from that and training sessions have been very good. We will come back to winning ways. I’m positive about our game on Friday. The boys have recovered and I want Ghanaians to throw their support behind the team.”