Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has assured fans of the Black Stars that they will beat Sudan on Friday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup.
The Black Stars skipper expressed his gratitude to the people of Ghana for the support they are offering the team ahead of the crucial game.
The striker made the observation when Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah and diplomat Alan Kyeremanteng visited the Black Stars at their training camp in Ethiopia on Wednesday.
Gyan insists that they will not disappoint Ghanaians as the country seeks to make a third successive appearance at the global tournament.
“We have been getting lots of encouragement and support from Ghanaians ahead of key matches like Friday’s game against Sudan,” Gyan said.
“In football players need inspiration and efforts like this inspires us the players a lot.
“The most important thing for us are the two matches we will play over the next few days. I want to assure Ghanaians that we will get the victory needed.”
Wednesday’s training session was the last before the Black Stars departed for Sudan where they will face the Nile Crocodiles on Friday.
Ghana play Sudan in a Group D qualifier on Friday for a place in the third round stage of qualifying for the World Cup finals in Brazil next year.
The Black Stars, chasing a third consecutive appearance at the World Cup are just one point adrift leaders, Zambia on the log with the side that finishes top, advancing to next round.