Coach Milovan Rajevac has reposed his confidence in Jordan Ayew to end his goal drought today as the Black Stars take on Zimbabwe in their Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The Crystal Palace striker [Jordan Ayew] has scored 18 goals in 68 appearances for Ghana, but his last goal for the Black Stars was in March 2021 against São Tomé and Príncipe in an AFCON 2021 qualifier.

Jordan’s lack of goals in recent times has raised lots of concern in the Ghanaian media landscape but coach Rajevac shares different opinion:

“This is something very common for goal scorers,” the coach said at his last press conference on Friday.

“Sometimes they have some crises and find it difficult to score goals but we are here to support our player and it is important for him to have our support and to understand this is a team game.

“So it is important to score goals and sometimes you assist , and we have few other strikers in the team and we believe we can make this work and I hope that his goal drought will probably end tomorrow.”

Coach Milo further called on Ghanaians to support the Black Stars as they seek to bringing back the glory days:

“I want to say that I appreciate the support and we all have to work together, we have to be supportive because I remember those days when Ghana was on top of Africa especially in the last word cup.

“So I wish these glory days come back again and the only way we can do that is if we are thinking positively and if we are supportive so we can achieve great results and we can make people of Ghana proud again.”

By James K. Attaglo Wilson