Head coach of the Black Stars Avram Grant, is confident the team will get better in the second game against Mali, at the Port-Gentil Stadium, on Saturday.
The coach admitted, his side was not good enough, especially in the second half against the Cranes of Uganda in their opening Group D match.
Coach Grant said, his side squandered a lot of begging chances, which could have been converted to give them a better score line.
“We have to work on a lot of things before our second game. First matches in a competitions are always difficult. I am happy we were able to pick the three points, which is the most important.
“But we will be different in the second game because we expect our players to come stronger.” He stated.
The coach was confident the rich experience of his side will see them through to the next stage.
Coach Grant however noted that, his players are having issues with physical fitness saying, most of them were just returning from injuries and have not played competitively in recent times, hence the poor performance in the second half.
“We hope they will be fine soon and help us to qualify for the next stage of the competition.