The Black Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by Ethiopia on Thursday at the Orlando Stadium to make qualification into the final round a bit challenging. Skipper, Andre Ayew shot the Black Stars into the lead with a well taken free kick on the 22nd minute after a drab start. Ethiopia sold out a good game in the second half which resulted in the equalizer on the 72nd minute from captain, Getaneh Kebede.
Milovan Rajevac said: “We were expecting a tough match today and I want to congratulate Ethiopia for a really good performance today. “They [Ethiopia] deserve this result. “We had some problems in defence, today we made some mistakes so after all everything will be decided on Sunday so for us it’s important to win our next match on Sunday with two goals difference if we want to qualify for the final round of the qualifications for the World Cup,” Milovan Rajevac said through an interpreter.
When asked whether the drawn game has distracted his team ahead of the final game against South Africa at the Cape Coast Stadium, Rajevac admitted in the affirmative but wants to approach the final game with all seriousness. “Of course it [the draw] distracted us a little bit but we have to forget about this because we have a crucial match on Sunday. “For is it’s important to concentrate on this match and get what it takes to win. “Whatever happened today even if we won today we would have still needed to win our last match so definitely the last match is the crucial one so we we have to give our best.” Milovan Rajevac said.
The Black Stars need to score twice without conceding to move into the final round of the qualifiers. Ghana has 10 points in second with leaders, South Africa on 13 points after beating Zimbabwe 1-0 on Thursday evening. The last game is set for the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday, November 14.
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