Defender John Pantsil says Ghana are eager to win back the fans by putting up a sterling display against Chile in Wednesday’s friendly.
The Leicester City right-back is set to captain the Black Stars in the absence of John Mensah at the PPL Park in Philadelphia.
Pantsil was a member of the Ghana squad who failed to meet expectations bu finishing fourth at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
The Black Stars are without regulars Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu-who is injured-, Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew.
But Pantsil believes his teammates can put up a good fight to clear doubts about their credentials.
“Tomorrow’s game is going to be one of the games that we will tell a lot of people and send the message across to people who think Ghana is no more,” the 30-year-old said at the pre-match conference.
“So the match will be tough and an enjoyable one.”
Debut call-ups have been handed to Afriyie Acquah, Richard Mpong, Dominic Oduro, Patrick Nyarko and striker Abdul Majeed Waris.