Afcon 2017: Grant wants better finishing from Black Stars

Ghana coach Avram Grant has expressed a frustration over his team’s inability to finish off scoring opportunities.

The Black Stars head into the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations looking to claim their first continental crown in more than 30 years.

But if they are to go one step further than the runners-up place they claimed in the 2015 edition, Grant knows they will need to finish off their scoring chances.

The Israeli coach watched his team dominate their friendly match against Uzbekistan side Bunyodkor on Tuesday, but they only ran out 2-0 winners thanks to some errant finishing.

“We created a lot of chances in the friendly encounter. I think this is one of the problems of the team. All the last games we create a lot of decent chances but our percentage of making good use of them isn’t so good,” Grant is quoted by GHANASoccernet.

“This week we have worked a lot in front of the situation, finishing, individual training and team training.

“I’m happy that we scored two in the friendly and also continued to create chances because you cannot score if you don’t create chances.”

Ghana will ope their AFCON campaign with a Group D clash against Uganda on January 17 in Port-Gentil.