Avram Grant upbeat about Ghana’s chances despite Uganda draw

Published on: 07 October 2016

Head coach of the Black Stars Avram Grant is confident his team can make Russia 2018, despite struggling to pick maximum points against Uganda in the opening game of the world Cup qualifiers.

The Black stars were held to a goalless draw at the Tamale Sports Stadium by the Cranes of Uganda on Friday.

Avram Grant however remains hopeful about his side's chances of reaching the 2018 Fifa World Cup despite Friday's setback.

“We have five games to go," Grant said after the game.

"Even in the [2015] Afcon, we lost the opening game [to Senegal] but we qualified [from the group in the end]. "We have the quality to make it. “Our group is a tough group, so there won’t be easy games.

"They have got a point here, we can go there and beat them, it’s football.” Ghana are seeking a fourth successive appearance at the global showpiece following outings in 2006, 2010 and 2014.