Ghana Black Stars captain, Andre Ayew has spoken about the pressure which comes with games that decide progression into the next stage of qualifiers.
The Black Stars are faced with a must win situation with a possibility of two unanswered goals in their final qualifying clash against South Africa at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday.
Ghana failed to keep a close chase on the Bafana Bafana after giving away a one goal lead to draw 1-1 against Ethiopia in the penultimate match at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg three days ago.
Andre Ayew, whose 22nd minute free kick was canceled by Ethiopia captain, Getaneh Kebede, admits there is pressure connected to such deciding matches.
“We have had good results at home, not just here in Cape Coast,” he said on Saturday during a press briefing.
“I don’t remember the last time we lost in Ghana so we need to stay like this, keep the same spirit and belief and we know we will not be able to do it without the fans. They should come in their numbers tomorrow and we will make sure we will give them everything they will be proud of.
“It is a tough one coming and there is a lot of pressure behind this game, from the nation and from us but that is why we play these kinds of games and now, we have to be ready to perform and make the country proud,” he added.
The Black Stars are bent on progressing into the next stage of the qualifiers with a 2-0 win against the former African champions seeing them through.
A draw or defeat will dash Ghana’s World Cup qualification hopes as South Africa only need any form of draw or victory to book the next stage.
Ghana, who missed out on the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, trail the Bafana Bafana in group G, having earned 10 points with South Africa on 13 from five games.