Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has admitted the side erred in their penultimate clash against Ethiopia last Thursday and has therefore set sights on fixing the problem ahead of the decisive clash with South Africa.
The Black Stars will play host to the Bafana Bafana at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday.
The Black Stars were held to a 1-1 draw at the Orlando stadium in Johannesburg in the penultimate qualifier last Thursday.
The four-time African Champions must, however, beat South Africa at all cost in the final group game to secure qualification to the final playoffs.
South Africa has extended their lead in Group G after inflicting a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe at the FnB stadium on Thursday.
They sit top of the table with 13 points with Ghana at the second spot with 10 points.
A win for Ghana will see the West African powerhouse earning a spot in the final playoffs to be played in March 2022.
“First, I would like to congratulate my players for fighting very hard. We were expecting a tough match today and I want to congratulate the Ethiopians for a very good performance, they deserved the result,” Rajevac said at the post-match press conference.
“We made some problems in defence and we made some mistakes. But everything will be decided on Sunday [against South Africa]. It is important that we win by two clear goals if we want to make it to the playoffs.
“Of course, the draw has distracted us a bit but we have to forget about it and think of the final match.
“Even if we won Ethiopia today, we would still need to beat South Africa on Sunday and so, we have to give our best, gather the troops and give a good performance in the last match.”
Ghana are eyeing a return to the World Cup after missing out on the 2018 finals in Russia.