Ghana’s coach Avram Grant is confident his charges will improve their performance against Mali come Saturday in their second Group D match at the Port-Gentil Stadium.
The Black Stars game against Uganda Cranes was below par and wasn’t the kind of performance many would expect from a four time Africa Cup of Nations winner as well as finalists two years ago but walked away with a slim 1-0 win.
Despite dominating the first half, they needed a 32nd minute penalty by Andre Ayew to break through.
The second half belonged to the Ugandans whose desire to get back into the game wasn’t strong enough as Ghana continued to get more chances in front of goal.
Ghana coach Avram Grant was impressed not by the performance of his side but the fact that they were able to walk away with three points.
“Am happy with the three points, we can play better. First half we dominated the game, second half you know result is better in a competition like this, so we played to win the game.
“We created few chances, we missed two or three good opportunities but I am happy for the result”, he told pressmen.
Ghana has played at nine AFCON finals matches and only won four but have not lifted the title since 1982.