The Black Stars of Ghana gave Ghanaians something to smile for following a comprehensive victory over Zimbabwe yesterday. Milovan Rajevac and his lads have been at the forefront of discussion, with innumerable fans heaping praises on the team. Deservedly, Black Stars had a win and points that kept them in touch with Group G leaders Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
It worths to outline difficulties which were encountered by Black Stars of Ghana. Although there were three goals and three points, it was not as if the Warriors of Zimbabwe gave a bad account on the day, a salient point which Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac acknowledged in his post match presser.
In both halves, Zimbabwe came strong into the game , dictating proceedings which became tough for Dede Ayew and his colleagues to endure.
In the first half, there were occasions where Zimbabwe took charge of midfield, creating spaces while running balls, which ensured the opponent quickly gets to Ghana’s area with ease, only to be denied by sharp attack or a potent forward. In those moments, Jonathan Mensah and Alexander Djiku lived under pressure because balls were easily making their way into their territory which should have been stopped by midfielders.
Same experience emerged in they early minutes of the second half, where they threatened Ghana’s defense for the equalizer. The incessant attack ended in a penalty which handed a leveler for the Warriors. To curtail the situation, Baba Iddrisu was introduced to bolster the block in front of the center backs and stabilize proceedings. It was brilliant on the part of Milovan Rajevac to have nosed out the looming threat, diagnosing it and eventually coming out with a panacea.
Playing against Zimbabwe on Tuesday, same error cannot be repeated as the Warriors will undergo assessment to figure out what should be done to win the return fixture in Harare. Milovan Rajevac - with his rich experience in Africa football - should be reading through the lines to carve out formidable option which will supersede what was seen yesterday.
Playing away to Zimbabwe will give details about the readiness of Black Stars to reclaim the top spot in Group G. Ghanaians must begin to accept the fact that things may not be same in away game hence expectations ought to be on low-key. The victory cannot cloud judgement as the team may could take a different shape in Harare. In the midst of joy, blunders cannot be overlooked.
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