Ghana begins life as Africa’s top-ranked team and playing under new coach Goran Stevanovic for the first time when they take on Togo in a friendly in Belgium today.
The new coach held his first training session with the Black Stars on Monday in Antwerp after officially taking over from compatriot Milovan Rajevac on February 1.
And with a full squad to pick his starting team from, including Sulley Muntari who is making a return to the team since last playing in the quarter-final match of the 2010 World Cup.
Stevanovic has offered a fresh start for every member of his 19-man squad as he has also included Derek Boateng who also makes a return to the squad since the end of the 2010 World Cup.
The game against Togo would serve as a build up towards the 2012 African Nations Cup qualifying with Ghana set to play a crucial game away to Congo in March.
But for Stevanovic, the clash with Togo represents his first step to guiding Ghana to the top as he hopes to win the 2012 Nations Cup on his first attempt.