Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac has admitted to his defence being a bit weak during his 2022 World Cup qualifying match against Ethiopia.
Ghana played 1-1 with Ethiopia at the end of their game on Wednesday, however the draw could’ve been much worse had the Ethiopians had been more consistent and goalie Jojo Wollacot wasn’t as sharp.
The defense was not secure, and the ball was thrown away numerous times, which caused Ethiopia to score a scoring an equalizer at the end of the quarter to erase Andre Ayew’s lead.
“We had some problems in defence, especially today. We made some mistakes so after all, everything will be decided on Sunday so for us, it’s important to win our next match on Sunday if we want to qualify for the final round of the qualification for the World Cup,” Rajevac said.
After the draw, Black Stars need a win in their final game against South Africa to advance to the play-offs.
The leaders South Africa have 13 points while Ghana, second in their group, with 10 points. If Ghana wins, they will level points with South Africa.
Whoever wins the competition will be determined by goal differential.
A 1-0 victory is enough to allow the Black Stars to overtake Bafana on the list according to the total goals that were scored.
Both teams will finish with the same goal differential (+4) If Ghana defeat South Africa by one goal. Black Stars will have more goals they have scored (7 vs 6).
Each team has scored 6 goals over five games.
In the case of South Africa, all they must do is frustrate Ghana and get one point.