Exclusive: The former striker has advised the Black Stars not to be complacent ahead of the crucial match against Walias in the AFcon qualifying match
Ghana has the potential to turn things around in the 2019 African Cup qualifier but must be wary of complacency against Ethiopia, said former captain Kwasi Owusu.
The Black Stars are third in Group F on three points, four points behind Kenya after two matches. Any result other than the victory in the remaining two of their matches, could prevent Kwesi Appiah's costs, a chance to make her eighth consecutive appearance in the tournament since 2006.
"This is a game that can prove that Ghana still has quality in their squad or not so much at stake," Owusu told Goal.
"Because Sierra Leone is not part of the qualifications due to a ban from FIFA, the Black Stars must avoid complacency because even a draw at Addis Ababa will end our dream of making an Afcon final. Players should not think they can easily win or repeat defeat 5 -0 which they recorded against Ethiopia in the first leg in front of their host supporters.
"There are some players in the Ghana team who haven't tasted the top competition so this is a golden opportunity for them to help and secure the qualifications. They have to play with all their heart to save their future. I remember at the point in my career, I had to motivate myself I myself am in many games because I want to achieve something for myself so that I will be remembered after retirement.
"I scored many amazing goals in important matches and many young players knew about my greatness in scoring goals in the past visiting me for advice," he added.
Until 2013, Owusu, who captained Ghana in 1970 to Afcon held in Sudan, was the country's top scorer with 36 goals before Asamoah Gyan matched that achievement. Striker Kayserispor has since added his goal to 51 goals.