Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic happy with the practice game against South Africa
Posted: 16 January 2012 Time: 07:19
Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic called the practice game against South Africa a very useful exercise after a week of hard work and has promised his team will be a vastly improved side by the time they face Botswana in their opening Nations Cup game on January 24.
The Black Stars drew 1-1 against what was affectively a third string Bafana Bafana side at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Complex on Sunday. Ghana went behind after six minutes when goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey misjudged an effort before Sulley Muntari drew them level with a header five minutes afterwards. "I think that it was a very useful game for us after one week of very very hard work here," the Serbian said. "During the seven days we had ten training sessions, two or three fitness training which is too much for the short time. Today the players showed good effort and I am very very satisfied." "Some of the details were good. Defence, attack and how we organised the game. The players were tired a little but I am sure for the game against Botswana, we will be 100%." Ghana will play their final practice match against Platinum Stars on Wednesday before travelling to Gabon on Friday.