Ghana’s assistant coach Maxwell Konadu has overruled a first leg thrashing against Egypt in the World Cup playoffs which will effectively kill off the tie before the return encounter is played.
The Black Stars will host the record African Cup winners on October 15 in Kumasi before travelling for the return encounter slated to be played in Cairo a month later.
Ghana must beat Egypt over two legs to be one of five African representatives at next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Several Ghanaian fans are calling for a thrashing against the Pharaohs in the first leg in Kumasi to ensure the return encounter in Cairo is rendered a mere formality.
But Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu believes it will be impossible for his star-studded team to kill off the tie after the first leg against the experienced Pharaohs.
“I do not agree that the tie will be killed after the first leg match,” he said.
“This is football and anything can happen and therefore this tie will be decided over two legs not on the first leg.”
Ghana is chasing a third successive World Cup qualification while Egypt seek their first appearance since 1990.