Yahaya Mohammed has urged local fans to rally behind the Black Stars ahead of the start of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Ghanaians have begun their pre-Nations camping activities in Dubai where they are billed to play North African giants Tunisia and Egypt in a friendly
The preparations of the team have been clouded by commentaries that have greeted Andre Ayew’s axing from the team, with just days for the start of the competition.
The 22-year-old failed to meet Saturday’s deadline for players to report to their pre-Nations Cup base, prompting the Ghana trainer to axe him from his team.
Opinions have been sharply divided on the turn of event but the Amidaus Professionals attacking midfielder is calling for cool heads and wants local fans to put their support behind the team.
“The players need prayers and support. As Ghanaians that is what we can do to help them,” Mohammed said
“It’s not about whether this player should have been in or why this player was invited.
“At the end of the day, we’re all Ghanaians and so we should encourage them to achieve the ultimate for us.
“That for me is the most important thing. We need unity in the team. We should pray for the team irrespective which players were invited or not invited.
“They can’t achieve anything meaningful if we don’t support them. Prayers and support is the key to success.”
Ayew picked up a hamstring injury at Marseille’s training last week and could be out of action for up to three weeks minimum.