Ghana goalkeeper Richard Ofori has insisted that they need to defeat already qualified Egypt in the final game of the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifying at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday for pride.
Egypt will be making their debut appearance at the tournament since 1990 after claiming the sole ticket of the group.
“Although, we couldn’t qualify to the World Cup, we need to make sure we win the game as well, especially at home [for pride]. This is because when we went there we lost by two goals and now they’re coming to our home. We can’t sit back and lose the game,” Ofori told KickOff.com.
“We need to wake up and win the game. Regarding what went wrong in the whole process, there is one thing about football. Sometimes you play your heart out but you can’t get the results.
"Sometimes, you hope to do your best and sometimes your best is not enough and another team will qualify.
“I can say maybe this year it’s Egypt's year and they’ve qualified. I don’t have anything to say about it because sometimes you work very hard and the outcome, the final part, doesn't go your way. What we need to do is do our best for the future,” he added.
The Black Stars are expected to open a residential camping on Tuesday.