Ghana will be coming up against the likes of Congo, Uganda, and Egypt in the qualification round for the World Cup 2018.
The former Chelsea, West Ham, and Portsmouth manager was appointed as the boss of the national team in 2014 following a disastrous World Cup. Since then, he came very close to leading the national team to success at the African Cup of Nations. Grant has an extremely poor record when it comes to winning finals and this once again came to the surface when the team played in the 2015 African Cup of Nations final against Ivory Coast. After his losses in major finals with the likes of Chelsea, Grant saw his team suffer yet another defeat on penalty shootouts.
Even though they ended up as the runners up, Ghana are feeling confident of doing well in the upcoming World Cup qualification. “It’s a very tough group, Egypt have an impressive generation of players and there wouldn’t be an easy game in the group, it is our target to make out from the group, and I will do everything possible to qualify Ghana to the World Cup,” said the national team manager. The national team’s opening match in the World Cup qualification will be against Uganda in October before taking on the toughest rival Egypt a few weeks later.