Ghana gunning for SA win

15 years ago

Milovan Rajevac will be aiming to sustain Ghana’s winning run today when the Black Stars play Bafana Bafana in an international friendly in Bloemfontein.

The Black Stars recorded a 3-0 win over Lesotho in the final Group 5 game on Saturday to reach the next qualifying round of the 2010 World Cup and are keen to maintain that impressive run.

Despite missing some regular players who were part of the win over the Basothos, including Stephen Appiah, Milovan Rajevac has a team capable of beating the South Africans on home soil.

The Serbian has included Heracles Almelo’s attacking midfielder, Kwame Quansah in his team for Wednesday evening’s match at the Free State Rugby Stadium.

Milovan Rajevac is assured of a strong performance from players trying to force their way into the Black Stars.

Ghana might be looking to make it two wins out of two games. But their host, South Africa, are aiming to win three on-the-trot.

The Bafana Bafana are confident they can win over Ghana to add to the victories over Malawi and Equatorial Guinea.

A win for Ghana against a side ranked 60 places lower would boost the Black Stars’ position on the next FIFA World ranking.

The last game between both sides ended in defeat for South Africa as Ghana handed the Bafana Bafana a 2-0 defeat at the FNB Stadium during the qualifiers to the 2006 World Cup.