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Montenegro coach Brnovic tells players not to show too much respect to Black Stars

Published on: 05 March 2014
Branko Brnovic (left) is coach of Montenegro

By Rahman Osman

Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic has charged his players not to show Ghana too much respect in tonight’s international friendly.

The Brave Falcons have targeted to test their readiness for their 2016 European championship qualifier with the test match against one of the 32 finalists for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

“If we are true and complete we must not fear any opponent,” the former Espanyol player said.

“If you need to go out there and make your mark you do not fear or show so much respect to your opponents.

“It’s obvious we are weakened but in that same sense it’s an opportunity for the younger ones to cease the opportunity to stand out and put in a good performance.

“We respect Ghana they are strong physically and have good players who need no introduction but that how far it should go after the handshakes.

“Am sure with the right approach we can match them foot for foot.’’

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has assembled players who are likely to make his final squad for the World Cup.

Tunisia-based defender Harrison Afful will miss the match after failing to secure a visa to the Eastern European country.