Despite a winless run after two games, Milovan Rajevac still believes the Black Stars of Ghana can qualify from the group stage and make it to the knockout at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars are yet to win their first AFCON match after two games. They have picked just a point from their second match against Gabon, after losing their opening match 1-0 to Morocco, and they were under pressure to win their remaining two games.
Unfortunately, the four times African champions conceded in the 89th minute after Jim Allevinah goal to draw with the Panthers in a match Ghana needed to win to stand a good chance of progressing to the knockout stage after captain Adre Ayew put Ghana in front midway through the first half.
However, the Black Stars of Ghana coach believes the West African powerhouse still have the chances to make it out of the group.
“ Every match in this competition is very tough, and it doesn’t matter who plays, it’s about team work. The most important thing is we still have the chance to qualify for the next stage.” he said at the post-match conference.
Ghana sits third after two matches with 1 point and will have to beat Comoros on Tuesday, January 18 at all cost to progress.
The Black Stars are seeking to end their 40 years AFCON drought by winning their 5th trophy, after winning their last trophy in 1982 in Libya.
Ghana has been to finals on three times after their last trophy, losing to the Ivory Coast on penalties in 1992 and 2015 and were beaten 1-0 by Egypt in Angola 2010.