South Africa will offer us a tough test – Avram Grant



Ghana Coach Avram Grant says the international friendly game with South Africa will provide a good test for his side against Egypt next month.

The Black Stars of Ghana shared the spoils with Cranes of Uganda in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Friday whiles Egypt grabbed a 2-1 away victory over Congo.

The Pharaohs of Egypt will host the four times African champions next in the world qualifiers.

According to the former Chelsea boss, the match-up against the Bafana Bafana will help his team ahead of next month qualifier.

“We are looking forward to this game – at the end of the day, the most important game is the next game,” he told reporters in South Africa.

“We spoke a lot about the mentality with the players before the African Cup of Nations last year and we won the second game against Algeria.

“We then beat South Africa in the last game: we were 1-0 down and we won 2-1, so we showed a lot of mental strength. We have spoken a lot about this and we give tools to the players on how to use it and we want to see that against Egypt.

“Of course when you have a player that is good and is not in the team, we aren’t happy,” said Grant.

“But this is what we are facing and it has been the case over the last two years … there’s been a lot of absent players that are key, but we did it without them and we did very well.

“We had a lot of chances to win the game [against Uganda], but that belongs in the past now and we have to look forward to the next game – that is what is important.’’

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