Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac believes they must win against Zimbabwe to boost their chances of qualifying for next 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Serb will be in the dugout for the first time following his re-appointment last month, after the GFA sacked Charles Akonnor.
Rajevac has been tasked to qualify Ghana to the World Cup, a feat he achieved in his first stint. And for him, they must win their remaining games, starting on Saturday against the Warriors in Cape Coast, to stand a chance.
“Of course, I have my philosophy and you know the purpose of football is to try and win matches and as I have said before, the next match is always the most important,” Rajevac said in post-match conference.
The Black Stars were comfortable and won 8-0 against newly-promoted Division One club Soccer Intellectuals in a warm-up match on Wednesday.
“This match against Zimbabwe will not be like the training match and hopefully, we can expect something different. The Zimbabwe team is much higher level so this match is very competitive and we are aware of that. So, we are going to give our best to win, which is our goal and target so we will use all our capacity and try to win all three points.
Black Stars have three points from a possible six after beating Ethiopia in their first match and losing 1-0 to South Africa in Johannesburg last month.
They are second in a group topped by South Africa with Ethiopia and Zimbabwe third and fourth respectively. Only the group winner will progress to the final qualifying round where Africa’s five representatives will be determined.