Ex-Ghana defender Anthony Baffoe has charged the Black Stars to put up a heart-on-the-sleeves performance in their must-win Group C clash against Gabon at the Africa Cup of Nations.
After losing their opening match 1-0 to Morocco on Monday, the four-time African champions need the three points to revive their bid.
Les Pantheres managed a 1-0 win over debutants Comoros and have been boosted by the available of captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who missed their opener due to covid.
''You see, you must show hunger, hunger to win. Aubameyang has recovered. I don't care if Abdul Mumin, Jonathan Mensah, [Alexander] Djiku or Daniel Amartey is going to play in central defence- I don't care,'' the former CAF General Secretary told the players after Thursday's final training session at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.
''From day one when you move out of the dressing room, when you go into tunnel, they must feel you, no smiles. It's no more jokes. Gabon is going to fall tomorrow.
''Captain Dede Ayew, Thomas Partey, [Mubarak] Wakaso, Jordan [Ayew], Baba [Rahman], Jonathan Mensah. Why am I mentioning you? Daniel Amartey- because you are people who have been in the team for long. People like you, you can’t allow yourself to have a bad day.
''It is not possible to have a bad day. Sweat for the nation, sweat for the flag of Ghana, sweat for your familie...''