AFCON 2015: Grant looks ahead after slow start

4 years ago

Ghana coach Avram Grant insists his side's slow start to the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is very much in the past as the Black Stars look ahead to their next game.

The Black Stars lost their Group C opener 2-1 to Senegal on Monday in Mongomo with the Teranga Lions coming from behind to seal victory.

Moussa Sow scored the late winner in added time after Mame Biram Diouf had cancelled out Andre Ayew's first-half penalty for Ghana.

The result leaves Ghana trailing joint-leaders Algeria and Senegal in the group after the opening round of matches.

"It was a difficult match for us. We were playing against experienced and very physical players," the Ghana coach said.

"When we played the ball along the ground it was good. We opened the scoring and had good chances."

Grant who now prepares his side to face Algeria on Friday remains very optimistic about Ghana's chances of advancing from the group.

"We don't want this result that has happened but I'm sure as you saw the players showed good mentality and we hope it will be the same next game.

"But we knew that if we lost nothing would be decided," he said.