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Black Stars coach Rajevac says the clash against his rival Nigeria is unpredictable…

Ghana coach Milovan Rajevic says he is cautiously optimistic about the chances of his Black Stars as they get set to clash with west African rivals Nigeria in Thursday’s AFCON semi-final.

The Serbian told a press briefing in Luanda he believes the much talked about game is unpredictable and the performance of the Nigerians cannot be judged based on their game against Zambia.

He conceded the Super Eagles side is an experienced one compared to the Ghanaians.

"Though they did not play so well in the game against Zambia, it will be a big mistake to conclude that they will repeat the same performance in the next game against Ghana," said Rajevac.

"We have to be cautious in the game and execute our strategy with the needed perfection."

He added: "Cote d'Ivoire did not play well against Burkina Faso in their first game, but you all saw what they did when we met them in the second game."

The 55-year-old said his blend of both young and experienced players would yield positive results for his team.

"The mixture is an excellent one and they are poised to deliver on Thursday. We have just a day to round up our plans for the match and I'm confident victory will be ours.

"It is not possible to play a competition with one game plan, because every opponent comes with different challenges and you will need to vary your game all the time," he said.

He revealed that midfielder Anthony Annan is likely to take up a role in the game because he has seen massive improvement after his recovery from a thigh injury.

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