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Ghana's coach aims to lead 'tough group' in World Cup qualifiers

Ghana kick off the final phase of the African 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Uganda on Friday

Ahram Online , Friday 7 Oct 2016
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Ghana coach Avram Grant (Photo: Reuters)
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Ghana's coach Avram Grant said that he and his players are doing their best to book a place at the 2018 Russia World Cup as his side face Uganda in their opening group stage game of the final qualifying phase on Friday.

"I don't think it will be an easy game but our target is the same, to win and to do everything to be in Russia," Grant told the pre-match press conference.

"We are playing against a very strong side. The most important thing is we finish first in the group."

In June, Ghana were drawn alongside Egypt, Congo and Uganda in Group E of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

"It's a very tough group. All the teams can qualify. But we have the quality," the Ghana coach added.

Only five group winners from Africa will qualify for the World Cup.

Ghana will next face Egypt in their second group game on 13 November in Alexandria. 

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