Avram Grant happy with draw against Canada

Ghana coach Avram Grant claims he is not disappointed at the 1-1 draw outcome of Tuesday’s international friendly match against Canada played at the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Sporting Kansas City defender Marcel De Jong put the Canucks ahead from a free kick by the half hour mark but the Black Stars were able to cancel out the lead before end of first half through Middlesbrough winger Albert Adomah.

Ghana were without several key players including Asamoah Gyan, Andre Ayew, Christian Atsu, Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah and Kwadwo Asamoah due to injury and administrative issues.

However, it created room for four newcomers Ofosu Ayeh, Kwadwo Poku, Lloyd Sam and Gideon Baah, which Grant believes was a good test opportunity.

“It was a good friendly match for us. It was a good opportunity for us to see other players,” Grant said at a press conference.

Despite the depleted squad many Ghanaians were hoping for a win, however the margin, against the North Americans.

“Off course we want to win like in all games but we used this friendly game to try a lot of things and it gave me a lot to think about.

“It was very important that other players who were normally not in the team to get an opportunity to play,” he said.

Ghana will face Comoros next in the 2018 World Cup qualifying next month.