Ghana have a mathematical chance of advancing to the next stage of the African Nations Championship but must first beat Niger later on Sunday.
The local Black Stars are at the foot of the table with no points from two matches but can still waltz through if South Africa pummel Zimbabwe in the other Group match.
“We have to take care of our own business first” said Ghana’s left-back Emmanuel Ansong. “All things are possible still and we are hopeful but even if other results don’t go our way, we will proud if we pick up three points and salvage some pride”
Striker Emmanuel Clottey added: “The morale has lifted up in the camp and we are ready to correct our mistakes by winning.”
At the penultimate training session before Sunday’s match against Niger, head coach Herbert Addo spent a good period on shooting drills, a sure indication that goals count is likely to be key in deciding final group positions.
“We will be patient and cautious when needed but we have to show that we are better than the results we have produced so far. The boys realize that we still have an outside chance to progress and l am sure this time they will deliver” Addo told Cafonline.com