Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus says the Black Stars are ready to take on South Africa in the penultimate Africa Cup of National qualifier on Thursday, March 24,2021.

The Ajax Amsterdam ace who is returning to the team for the first since November 2019, has been speaking to ahead of the epic clash at the FNB stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.

In this interview, Kudus discusses, the dream to make it to the AFCON, approach to the game and readiness for the clash on away soil.

Here is the full transcript:

On preparation

It has been very good. There’s a very good team spirit and unity in camp and everyone is 100% ready for the game.

Aim of the team going into the match

The goal is to qualify for the AFCON so we go into every game with the same mentality, whether it is two games or one game that we have to win, the mentality is the same. It’s the same spirit so whether we will qualify after this game or the next game, it’s the same mentality and we are going to do our best to seal qualification tomorrow.

On approach to the game

The best way to approach the game is thinking that it’s a new game. Because we beat them the first time, they are going to come with extra motivation to beat us so the most important thing is to match their spirit and play what we know best.

Difference between November 2019 and now

We will approach the game the same way we did the other time. But that is gone, tomorrow is the most important game for us and that is what the focus is about.

On message to Ghanaian fans

I know that the players are ready. We have been preparing very well and I can see that everyone is pretty much ready for the game and what I can tell Ghanaians is that they should back us with prayers and support and we will do our best tomorrow to seal qualification for the AFCON.

Source: GFA