Grant: It’s not over for Stars

Ghana coach Avram Grant has praised his team despite Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Egypt in the second Group E game of the World Cup qualifiers, dismissing claims that the Stars journey to Russia was over.

A goal each from Mohamed Salah and Abdallah El-Said was all the Pharaohs needed with their vociferous fan support to pick an important three points from Ghana at the Alexandria’s 86,000-seat Borg El-Arab Stadium.

Grant said at a press conference after the game that he was satisfied with the performance his players put up in the cagey clash.

“I’m proud and happy of my players’ performance. We dominated the game until the penalty,” Avram Grant said.

“Egypt and Uganda are leading the group but we still have 12 points to vie for in the qualifiers.

“Anything is possible in football. We will compete firstly at the coming Africa Cup of Nations and then we will fight in the coming period to get the remaining points and reach the World Cup.

“The huge support wasn’t a worry for us and the atmosphere was great. We had the possession but finally football is a game of result,” Grant added.

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