Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Ofori eyes victory over Egypt in Sunday’s final FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Ghana takes on the African giants at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium to climax the end of the qualifiers for Russia 2018.
The game has been described as an academic exercise for both teams after Egypt secured qualification to the mundial next year.
Richard Ofori maintains the Black Stars must beat the Pharaohs to appease Ghanaians for failing to qualify for the World Cup.
“Although we could not qualify we need to make sure we win the game as well, especially at home, because when we went there we lost by two goals and now they’re coming to our home. We can’t sit back and lose the game. We need to wake up and win the game,” Ofori told Kickoff.com.
“Regarding on what went wrong in the whole process, one thing about football, sometimes you play your heart out but you can’t get the results. Sometimes you hope to do your best and sometimes your best is not enough and another team will qualify.
“I can say maybe this year it’s Egypt’s year and they’ve qualified. I don’t have anything to say about it because sometimes you work very hard and the outcome, the final part, doesn’t go your way. What we need to do is do our possible best for the future.
Egypt are expected to arrive in Ghana on Thursday where they will leave for Cape Coast to prepare for the game.
By Frank Darkwah