Ghana coach Avram Grant insists that tonight’s Africa Cup of Nations clash against Egypt won’t be one-sided.
The Black Stars and the Pharaohs will meet at Stade de Port-Gentil, with Grant’s team already qualified for the quarterfinals.
Egypt, meanwhile, need a draw to join Ghana in the next round and could even leapfrog the West Africans and claim top spot in Group D with a win.
The Pharaohs have beaten Ghana recently, claiming a 2-0 win in a 2018 World Cup qualifier back in November, but Grant believes a repeat of that match is not on the cards.
“If you watched our last game with Egypt in Alexandria in the World Cup qualifiers, you will notice that we dominated the game completely, our goalkeeper didn’t get to touch the ball most of the match, but in the end, we lost,” explained Grant.
“This won’t be a one-sided game, Egypt is a great team and they know how to play good football. I like such battles, even if it is not important on paper.”
The Ghana coach was disappointed with one aspect: the state of the pitch at Stade de Port-Gentil.
“To be honest, I don’t want to play on this pitch, it’s not a football pitch. We are on top of the group with only two goals and Egypt has one goal while the other teams didn’t score. That’s not a coincidence,” said the Israeli.