Ghana defender Harrison Afful says the Black Stars will show Egypt lots of respect when the two teams clash in the 2014 World Cup play-offs.
The Black Stars will play the Pharaohs in a two-legged tie in October and November to decide which country reaches Brazil 2014.
The meeting between the two sides has been touted as the pick of the qualifiers with the pedigree of both teams not in doubt
Egypt are the only side on the continent to have a 100% record in the qualifiers and will be exciting to watch.
The Esperance ace admits the enormity of the task and wants his colleagues to show them lots of respect.
“I trust our players will do well and we’ll qualify. We should not underrate the Egyptians,” Afful told Happy FM
“Every team that meets Ghana plays differently so we should not underrate them at all.
“We need the early goals and that should be in our first game else they will frustrate us.
We have done our homework well and I’m very sure our toil will pay off as we face Egypt.”
While Ghana may feel unlucky to have been drawn against Africa’s top performers in qualifying, they may take some confidence from the sides’ last meeting – a 3-0 win for the Black Stars in a friendly in Abu Dhabi in January.