The runners-up in the last edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) who won their first game1-0 through a penalty against Uganda have been tasked to win their next matches convincingly to make the fans happy.
Most sports programmes presenters have chastised the management of the team, especially the coach Avram Grant for fielding players who are not very fit for the competition, following the injury of defender Baba Rahman.
The Black Stars dreadful performance against the Cranes who were caught with stage fright and could not contain the first half, but came back strongly in the second half have promised to raise the act.
Both countries play on Saturday as Ghana face Mali and Uganda meet Egypt.
A win for Ghana will see them through to the next stage, so skipper Asamoah Gyan must score to increase his goals in AFCON history, just like Andre Ayew, Stephen Tetteh, Eben Assifuah, Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu, Agyeman Badu, Bernard Terkpetey and Jordan Ayew.
The Black Stars have lost to Mali at two third place matches and it is time to revenge, so Ghana has more to do, if they want to land safe in the next stage of the competition. It would not be easy, however it is a must win game for both teams.
Coach Avram Grant said at the pre match press conference ahead of Mali game tomorrow.
" There are no easy games here and we expect Mali to be tough, they have a good team but we need to concentrate on what to do"
" We are not happy Baba is out because he is one of our best players, we will miss him as a player and as a person"
"We will get a good replacement for Baba"
Grant on Andre's fitness " he wasn't feeling well yesterday and today but we have training today so we wait and see"
" it is very tight to tell who will win this tournament because all the teams are doing very well"
" we have the quality and character to win games and that is the most important thing"
Grant on pitch " I want to be honest, we need to set a good stage for the players, the pitches are bad and it is causing injuries"
" Grant wants CAF to allow Egypt replace their injured players because it's not fair on them"
"We are not the only one in Africa that want to win the Cup. But we concentrate on the next game and that's what is important"
Former captain Stephen Appiah aka Tornado believes it is better to play ugly football and win the points, than play fine football and lose the points at the AFCON. Any lessons for the Black Stars?