The Asian champions coasted past Guatemala 3-0 on Friday in Osaka, but Zaccheroni on Monday said he was not pleased with his team’s lack of accuracy against a Central American side already out of the picture for next year’s World Cup.
Zaccheroni said should Japan fail to make the most of their opportunities against Ghana, who reached the quarterfinals at the 2010 World Cup and are on course to qualify for Brazil, they will be pay the price.
Last month in a friendly in Miyagi Prefecture, Zaccheroni’s side was battered 4-2 at the hands of South American champions Uruguay.
Ghana beat Zambia 1-0 at home in a World Cup qualifier Friday, and the bulk of that team is here for the match at Nissan Stadium. In their previous meeting, Japan edged Ghana 4-3 in a 2009 friendly in Utrecht, the Netherlands.