Ghana deputy Captain Andre Ayew has said that the Black Stars will use their game against Egypt on Wednesday to prepare for their quarterfinal match.
Coach Avram Grant and his charges have already qualified to the quarterfinals in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after defeating both Uganda and Mali.
The Stars will play against the Seven time African Champions in their final Group D game on Wednesday.
Contrary to suggestions that the Black Stars will be looking to avenge their 2-0 loss against Egypt in a World Cup qualifier in November, Ayew said Ghana has no rivalry against the Pharaohs asserting that he and his team mates will use the match to prepare for their quarter-final clash ahead of them.
“We don’t have any rivalry with Egypt. We set out to qualify and we have. We are going to try to prepare and play them,” Ayew said, according to several Ghanaian news outlets.
“The difference between us and them now is we know we are in the quarter-finals. We are going to use their game to prepare for the quarter-finals,” the WestHam attacker disclosed.
Egypt who drew against Mali in their group opener before recording victory over Uganda will be hoping to at least get a draw against Ghana to secure the second spot Irrespective of the outcome of the match between Mali and Uganda.