Maritzburg United's Richard Ofori says Ghana must impress against Egypt
Posted: 6 November 2017 Time: 19:45
Maritzburg United's Ghanaian goalkeeper Richard Ofori says the Black Stars must end their failed World Cup qualifying campaign on a positive note against the Russia-bound Pharaohs of Egypt.
The West Africans qualified for the previous three editions of the global showpiece, but fell short this time as they only managed to collect six points from five Group E games.
Ofori, however, insists pride will be on the line when they host the Egyptians at Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.
“Although we couldn’t qualify we need to make sure we win the game as well, especially at home, because when we went there we lost by two goals and now they’re coming to our home. We can’t sit back and lose the game,” Ofori tells KickOff.com.
“We need to wake up and win the game. Regarding on what went wrong in the whole process, one thing about football, sometimes you play your heart out but you can’t get the results. Sometimes you hope to do your best and sometimes your best is not enough and another team will qualify.
“I can say maybe this year it’s Egypt's year and they’ve qualified. I don’t have anything to say about it because sometimes you work very hard and the outcome, the final part, doesn't go your way. What we need to do is do our possible best for the future.”
Ghana are again without influential Ayew brothers Jordan and Andre and suspended Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.