Black Stars forward Joseph Paintsil has expressed the team’s unwavering commitment to the Ghanaian people ahead of their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Madagascar.
Despite some players facing challenges at the club level, including relegation battles, demotions, and missed opportunities for titles, Paintsil believes that the significance of the match will inspire the team to perform at their best and deliver for Ghana.
During a press conference after the team’s second training session at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday, Paintsil highlighted the mental strength and ability of the players to disregard any distractions from their respective clubs.
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He said, “As you can see, we still have the belief, the teamwork, the commitment and everything. Even though they have a little bit of ups and downs at their clubs, that does not really affect them in the national team.”
“As you can see we still have the belief, the teamwork, the commitment and everything. Even though they have a little bit of up and downs at their clubs that does not really affect them in the national team,” he stated.
“With their mentality, they are really ready for it and we always talk about it, their full focus is on the game. The past is the past and they are always focused on the game. I think they are really ready to give their all for the fans and for Ghanaians.”
The encounter, which will take place on Sunday, June 18 at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo, Madagascar, is a crucial fixture for Chris Hughton’s men in their quest to qualify for next year’s AFCON in Ivory Coast.
Hughton’s side acknowledges the importance of securing a positive result, as they currently top Group E with 8 points from two victories and two draws in four group games.
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