Former Black Stars midfielder and 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup winner, Rabiu Mohammed believes patience will be key to Ghana’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.
The four time African champions host rivals, Nigeria in Cape Coast on March 24 for the first leg of the qualifiers with the reverse fixture three days later at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
Ghana, who have three consecutive World Cup appearances from the 2006, 2010 and the 2014 editions, are eying a return to the global football tournament after missing out on the 2018 finals in Russia.
Rabiu Mohammed said on Kessben fm: “Ghanaians should have patience for the players.
“What has happened has already happened and we have a lot of games to play this year. “We have to go to the World Cup and next year we have to qualify for the 2023 AFCON [in Ivory Coast].
“Most of the players who played the 2021 AFCON are likely to be invited for the next AFCON. “So if we dampen their spirit it cannot solve the problem.
“We still don’t understand the fact that our learning has gone down. “We must understand that our learning has gone down and we must learn and start somewhere with the [national] team.” Rabiu Mohammed told Kessben fm.
The Black Stars entered the bad books of Ghanaians following a dismal performance at the last AFCON in Cameroon where they exited from Group C with just a point – their worse show since the 2006 edition in Egypt.
A 1-0 opening loss to Morocco followed by a 1-1 draw against Gabon and a 3-2 defeat to debutants, Comoros completed their poor campaign.