Ludogorets ahead Bernard Tekpetey is backing Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew to seek out his scoring boots when Ghana face Zimbabwe within the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The Black Stars are set to host The Warriors in Cape Coast in a Group C matchday three fixture on Saturday, three days earlier than travelling for the reverse encounter in Harare.
Ayew has come below scrutiny in current occasions for his struggles in entrance of purpose, significantly at membership degree the place he has failed to attain in over 30 video games.
“Jordan [Ayew] is an efficient participant. He’s a prime participant in Europe and Africa,” Tekpetey, who performed along with the previous Swansea Metropolis man on the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations match, informed Purpose.
“Typically you play towards a group, they hear the title and realise they’ve to concentrate to him.
“With this new coach, I hope Jordan can get his rhythm and play along with his high quality and give you some targets to assist the nation as nicely.”
On Saturday, the Black Stars can be taking part in below new coach Milovan Rajevac, who has changed CK Akonnor after the group’s uninspiring begin to the World Cup qualifying marketing campaign.
The Serbian is just not new to Ghana, having had a primary spell the place he led the Stars to the ultimate of the 2009 African Nations Championship, the ultimate of Afcon 2010 and the quarter-final of the 2010 World Cup.
“I’ve not performed below him [Rajevac] earlier than however for those who take a look at what he has executed, taking the nation to the World Cup and others, you may say he’s a prime coach,” Tekpetey remarked.
“For his first sport, it’s not going to be simple. What he wants is the nation, followers and all people’s assist to have the ability to obtain his targets. The nation desires to get to a sure degree and qualify for the World Cup so it’s a really huge activity for him.
“He’s a brand new coach and has completely different ways and system he desires to play. I want him nicely on this first sport and hope that he can show himself to Ghanaians in his second coming as nicely.”
Ghana started the qualifying marketing campaign with a 1-0 house win over Ethiopia earlier than falling 1-0 away to South Africa.
The outcomes have left the four-time African champions second on the desk forward of the October spherical of video games.
“The earlier video games have been dealt with by a special coach, which was CK Akonnor, and now we now have a brand new coach,” stated Tekpetey.
“The primary goal is to qualify for the World Cup and I believe that there’s nonetheless an enormous likelihood we will qualify, trying on the high quality of gamers we now have in camp in the meanwhile.
“They should take heed to the recommendation of the coach on the pitch tactically. The person gamers additionally should carry out their high quality as nicely to point out efficiency.”
Ghana had certified for the World Cup on three earlier events however missed out on the final version in Russia in 2018.