2014 World Cup: Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah wants focus on Portugal not Germany-USA clash
By Rahman Osman
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Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has charged the Black Stars to concentrate on their final match against Portugal and not the outcome of the other Group match.
Ghana have slim chances of progressing from the pool with their qualification dependent on Germany’s clash against USA.
The Black Stars must win their match in Brasilia on Thursday and pray Germany beat USA by a wider margin.
But Ghana’s fear is that Germany might play for a draw against the Yanks, who are coached by a German, so both teams progress from Group G.
Appiah, a member of Ghana’s backroom staff at the World Cup, says the Black Stars must do their part by winning their match.
“We are Ghanaians and we will never give up until it’s mathematically impossible,” Appiah told GHANASoccernet.com
“The reaction from the guys after the U.S game has been tremendous and it will be disastrous to concentrate on the game between Germany and the U.S.
“We have a tough game against Portugal and I am insisting we put our total focus to win that game and see where we go on from there.”
Ghana fell to a 2-1 defeat to the U.S but recovered to earn a valuable point against Germany in a pulsating 2-2 draw game in Fortaleza.