2014 World Cup: Black Stars' performance in farewell match impresses Ghana coach
By Ameenu Shardow
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Maxwell Konadu says the Black Stars were impressive in their 6-1 mauling of a locally select side in an exhibition game on Friday not because of the massive result recorded but rather the performance of the team.
The star-studded Black Stars team thrashed the Dream Team before an impressive crowd at the Accra Sports Stadium with winger Christian Atsu leading the pack by scoring a hat trick.
The game was played to climax activities to bid an official farewell to the Black Stars as they embark on their third successive World Cup campaign this June in Brazil.
The team looked extremely impressive on the night against a side that was afraid to get into tackles over fear of injuring the world cup-bound players especially in the first half.
The Black Stars however took full advantage to score six goals against the locally assembled team who could only manage a consolation from the spot.
The win according to assistant coach Maxwell Konadu impressed Kwesi Appiah not for the result but the total display of the side on the night.
“The coach was very impressed not because of the scoreline but then the performance of the team,” Konadu said at the post-match press conference.
“The players were running and they were doing what they were supposed to do.
“This game has been very successful and I believe everyone has been satisfied.
“The supporters in the game of football always want to see goals and this evening we gave them a lot of goals.”
The Black Stars have now ended their four-day training program in Accra and will travel to the Netherlands on Saturday evening to continue with their preparations for the World Cup in Brazil.