Mozambique coach Chiquinho Conde has revealed his team’s strategy for their Group B match against Ghana, stating that they plan to frustrate their opponents and approach the game like a final.
Both teams have a chance to progress to the next round of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire, and Conde believes that his team can exploit Ghana’s vulnerabilities.
“We will play at 200% to win this match,” Conde declared at the pre-match press conference.
“We know Ghana hasn’t won a match and understandably are somewhat frustrated and don’t have a peace of mind, even though they have some quality. They play with the motivation of the fans also. We will try to provoke them and approach the match as a final.”
Conde’s comments suggest that Mozambique will adopt high-pressure tactics to disrupt Ghana’s flow and create opportunities for themselves. With both teams locked on a point each after two games, the stakes are high, and a win for either side would put them in a strong position to qualify for the knockout stages.
The match between Ghana and Mozambique kicks off on Monday evening at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium, and fans can expect an intense and thrilling contest.
Despite Conde’s bold statements, Ghana coach Chris Hughton remains confident in his team’s abilities, telling reporters, “We are aware of the magnitude of this game. This is a game we have to win. All we can do is to prepare and make sure we put in a level of performance that allows us to win the game.”