Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah admits pressure will be on his side when they face Uganda in Kumasi on Saturday in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers opener.
The Black Stars will be playing their first match after their washed-out campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.
Issues of appearance fee row and indiscipline in camp headlined the teamâ€™s outing in Brazil and that culminated in the first round elimination.
Appiah insists the team will need to pull together with the jury still out on them.
"Automatically, there's pressure not because of the up-coming match but due to the distractions created by our disappointing World Cup campaign," Appiah told www.ghanafa.org on Monday in Kumasi.
"Ideally, we would have expected to be enjoying all the plaudits but that is not the case now. We hope to draw important lessons from that experience and shine again.
"I trust our fans to stick by us as we begin another important campaign. Their support is key so we can all have another opportunity to dream again."