Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has rallied Ghanaians to forget about the Brazil 2014 fiasco and back the team as they take on Uganda in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Black Stars suffered their worst outing at the 2014 World Cup after finishing fourth in their group with just a single point.
As the team gathers in Kumasi to prepare for their opening qualifying game against the Cranes Saturday, the goal poacher believes they need everyone on board to succeed.
“We met at the training grounds and everything was okay. You could see the reaction of the fans which we do accept it, they showed disappointment in our last display in Brazil and we do accept it too," the Al Ain striker said after Tuesday’s training.
“I would like to apologise to the fans because they've been behind the team for all this while and at the end of the day we disappointed them and which we do agree.
“We need to make sure we win our fans back by winning the upcoming two games to make everybody happy. It's very important. The main important thing is I have to apologise for our performance [in Brazil] which wasn't deliberate.”
He added: “But this is the time we appeal to the fans to be behind the team because without them it's going to be really difficult. We appeal to the press also to support the team despite the criticisms. We appeal to all Ghanaians to support the team and give us the morale. I am sure we will put up a good performance and that comes always with a win in Ghana.”