Kwesi Appiah believes victory over Cape Verde in Wednesdayâ€™s international friendly will provide the much-needed boost to confidence ahead of next yearâ€™s Nations Cup.
The Black Stars will take on the Blue Sharks in Lisbon eager to win to maintain team confidence ahead of the continental mundial.
Coach Appiah has drafted in new faces for the game as he looks to announce his final squad for the tournament.
He has charged his men to win against Cape Verde to boost their self-belief ahead of the South Africa showdown.
â€œWe actually need to get a win to boost our preparations,â€ Appiah said
â€œI will be looking at their tactical discipline. I will also be looking at their attacking and defensive roles.
â€œThe most important thing is for the players to do what I required of them so that I can always rely on them.