We Shall Beat Uganda – Asamoah Top story

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Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan has said they will pick maximum points when they face Uganda Cranes on Friday in a Group E 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Tamale Stadium.

Ghana skipper Asamoah Gyan has said they will pick maximum points when they face Uganda Cranes on Friday in a Group E 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Tamale Stadium.
Speaking at the Stadium on Wednesday after their first training session, the UAE based player said the hot weather in Tamale will not be a problem, but asked the fans to rally behind the team because the first group game is very important.

Gyan said although the playing surface is not the best, they will play their hearts out against because starting the group with a win will be very vital. "There should not be any excuses we should do what we do best and win the game," he added.


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Ghana last played at the Tamale Stadium in November 2014 during their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo.
But the coach Avram Grant said that playing against Uganda will not be easy because they have always proved a tough team against Ghana. The former Chelsea tactician in the English Premiership was in Lome on Tuesday to spy on Uganda's team as they faced Togo.


The Uganda Cranes who lost 1-0 to Togo on Tuesday in an international friendly in Lome are expected to arrive in Tamale later this afternoon. Attacking midfielder William Kizito Luwagga told URN online before leaving Lome that they are well prepared for the game. There were however reports that the team could leave Lome by road to Accra.


While Uganda Cranes have never qualified for a World Cup,  Ghana are chasing their fourth straight appearance. There are five groups of four teams with only the winners of each group making it to Russia in 2018.


Uganda Cranes will host Congo Brazzaville on November 7th in the second group E game at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.