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2021 AFCON: Black Stars leave for Garoua ahead of Comoros clash

BY: Bernard Neequaye, YAOUNDE
Andre Ayew leaving the team's hotel for the airport
Andre Ayew leaving the team's hotel for the airport

The Black Stars on Sunday left Yaoundé for Garoua for their final Group C 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) clash with Comoros at the Stade Roumdé Adjia on Tuesday.

Coach Milovan Rajevac’s side are in a difficult situation and need to beat minnows Comoros to stand a chance of qualifying from the group after a defeat and draw against Morocco and Gabon in their opening two fixtures.

Ghana lost 0-1 to the Atlas Lions of Morocco in their opening group fixture before controversially conceding against Gabon in the final minutes in the second game.

However, sources close to the team have revealed that the team are keen on producing a masterclass against the Les Coelacantes of Comoros to qualify them to the next phase of the tournament.

When the Graphic Online visited the team’s camp on Saturday, most of the players were in high spirits and assured that they were ready to put their lives on the line for the Stars to triumph in Garoua.

“We are not happy with the results but we  have to keep working hard to beat Comoros on Tuesday and we are confident we will go through.

“As you can see, we are not down and morale in camp is very  high because we know what we have to do to get it done on Tuesday,” a source told the Graphic Online.

Ghana are yet to record a win in Cameroun having failed in her two matches against Morocco and Gabon.

The Stars are looking to end a 40-year AFCON drought which have seen them lose three finals in 1992, 2010 and 2015 respectively.

Coach Milovan Rajevac is expected to make changes to his team against Comoros with the Serbian looking at giving other players the opportunity to play.