Former Ghana coach Otto Addo has expressed the belief that the Black Stars might face a more manageable challenge when playing against Egypt compared to Cape Verde or Mozambique in the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Black Stars are set to commence their campaign against Cape Verde on January 14 before clashing with Egypt and Mozambique.
While many observers consider the matches against Egypt and Cape Verde as pivotal encounters in the group, Otto Addo, who guided Ghana to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, holds a different perspective.
“I think the easiest game may be against Egypt because their team is very well-balanced. They are the favourites in this game, so it is easier to stand behind when people don't expect too much from you,” Otto Addo shared his insights with GTV Sports+.
He added, “It's easier than to play the so-called small countries which are football educated, know how to defend, and it will be very, very tough to break them down. Once we score a goal against these countries, it gets easier. It's a long way and it's hard work.”
The AFCON 2023 Group B matches are eagerly anticipated, with Ghana aiming to navigate their way through the group stage to pursue success in the continental tournament.