The head coach of Ghana’s national football team, Avram Grant, says the Black Stars have a problem scoring goals, which must be worked on before the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2017) begins in Gabon on Saturday.
Ghana, who take on Uganda in their opening Groupd D match on Jan 17, are preparing for the tournament at their training camp in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and defeated Bunyodkor Club from Uzbekistan 2-0 in a friendly match.
Grant said in an interview Wednesday that the team created a lot of chances in the friendly but lacked the ability to convert their chances. The team has been creating a lot of chances but has not been able to convert them, as much as I would need them to,” he said.
In our previous games, we created a lot of chances, but the percentages on capitalizing on the chances created are not good. Throughout our training, we have been working a lot on finishing in front of goal to fine-tune the team and for individual players as well.”
The coach, however, noted that the players are responding very well to training and is hopeful the team would perform well.
I am glad we scored two goals from the friendly and I know we will get even better, because if you don’t create chances you cannot score goals, which is very important.”
Ghana won with goals from captain Asamoah Gyan and Frank Acheampong.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK