Executive Member of the Ghana Football Association, Wilfred Kweku Osei Palmer believes they will do anything possible to close the gap on the Pharaohs Egypt.
The Black Stars failed to secure their first three points when they hosted the Cranes of Uganda at the Temale Sports Stadium on Friday. The Egyptians who will challenge Ghana defeated Congo by 2:1. The win has pushed Egypt to the top of the Group E table with three points whiles the Black Stars are with only one point. The Black Stars will play Egypt on November 13th but the Kweku Osei Palmer believes they will do anything to close the gap on the Egyptians.
“African football has really developed, the players were prepared technically but we have to apologize for not getting the desired results because Egypt who is our tough opponent won their opening match but I believe we will get better.” Osei Kweku Palmer told Asempa Sport when he was quizzed why the team couldn’t get a win over Uganda.
“I have watched the highlight of the game and I can say we did very well but the coach has asked the players to forget about the results and focus ahead because the players were disappointed but we can’t change the results. Our game plan worked but we needed a bit of luck.
With the Pharaohs of Egypt getting the first win, asked if the Black Stars will not qualify if they lose against the seven times African champions, he said, “After hearing the results of the Egyptians, it has brought some pressure on us but I can promise Ghanaians to stay claim because we know that a lose against Egypt will make things very difficult for us but we will do anything possible to close the gap on the Egyptians.
“I believe if we fail to qualify, the impasse between the FA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports will be a factor but going forward we will make sure that we do the necessary things which will ensure our qualification for the world cup. We had a crisis meeting with the minister after the match but it was unfortunate that the president of the FA was not around but I believe that we will do anything possible to close the gap on Egypt.”