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Black Stars recent performance a worry for Ghana FA ahead of Egypt clash

Ghana is sitting in second place in Group E for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, behind Egypt

Mahmoud Elassal , Monday 31 Oct 2016
Mohamed Slah (C) of Egypt fights for the ball with Jerry Akaminki (L) and Rashid Sumaila of Ghana (R
Mohamed Slah (C) of Egypt fights for the ball with Jerry Akaminki (L) and Rashid Sumaila of Ghana (Reuters)
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Ghana FA’s Vice-President George Afriyie is concerned over the national team’s recent 'poor' performance ahead of their crucial game against Egypt in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab stadium on 13 November.

The Black Stars were held to a surprise goalless draw with Uganda in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers early this month, while Egypt kicked off their Group E campaign with a 2-1 win over Congo.

"It is a big worry, we must admit that the team have been poor recently, and it is a big worry to every Ghanaian," Afriyie told Kasapa FM.

Ghana has not recorded a win in their last four games following a 1-1 draw with Rwanda in the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, a 1-0 loss to Russia in a friendly, a goalless draw with Uganda in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and a 1-1 draw with South Africa in a friendly.

"I agree we need to sit him (Ghana coach Avram Grant) down and let him know that everyone is worried about the performance of the team recently," Afriyie added.

"I have a huge influence when it comes to that, whatever I say could be considered," he said.

Ghana are second in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers Group E with one point, two behind leaders Egypt.

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