Ghana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet
unibank logo

Subscribe to our RSS FeedGhana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet

Black Stars ready for tough and physical fight with Niger at AFCON

Posted On Monday, 28th January 2013
Ghana believe a physical and defensive Niger will pose their biggest challenge yet when the teams clash in a decisive Africa Cup of Nations Group B tie on Monday.

Derek Boateng was impressive in the second game for the Black Stars

Ghana believe a physical and defensive Niger will pose their biggest challenge yet when the teams clash in a decisive Africa Cup of Nations Group B tie on Monday.

Second favourites behind Ivory Coast to win the tournament, the Black Stars of Ghana top Group B with four points after an opening-day stumble against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The match ended in a draw after squandering a two-goal lead and they have now had the chance of observing the Nigeriens playing twice.

“We have watched Niger play DR Congo and Mali. They are a very physical and tactically disciplined team and this match will be more difficult than our first two,” warned midfielder Derek Boateng.

“Niger are no pushovers and we have to do more to beat them,” added Bristol City midfielder Albert Adomah.

“No game is easy here, but we are getting better as a team and, hopefully, we will move to the next stage.”

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said his team will have to be very fit and prepared for a physical battle at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in this Indian Ocean city.

“We have to be very prepared for this match against a very tactically disciplined side because this will most likely be our biggest test so far,” said Appiah.

“But I have total confidence in my players even though many of them are featuring at this tournament for the first time. We will take this competition one match at a time.”

Related Images

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Godbless says:

    Why do you keep on repeating the same press conference over and over again? Aaaaaaba..

  2. Kyei Marfo says:

    Alright we are waiting for the time to come you just say every match is difficult but you don’t strive to improve

  3. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    AGAINST NIGER…
    WE CAN BEAT NIGER EASILY. THEY ONLY HAVE 3 DECENT PLAYERS. THEIR ATTACK N MIDFIELD ARE NON CONSISTENT. THEIR DEFENCE HAS LOOPHOLES.
    DANKOWA, MOUSSA, AND CHICOTO ARE THEIR ONLY DECENT PLAYERS. IF U NEUTRALISE THEIR CAPTAIN IN ATTACK, AND CONCENTRATE ON NEUTRALIZING DANKWA N CHICOTO
    IN DEFENCE, NIGER ARE IMPOTENT. AA SHOULD START ASANTE ON THE WING AND KISSI AT LEFT BACK. PERFECT TIME FOR AA TO USE AFFUL ON THE RIGHT AND
    KASA ON THE 11. AA SHOULD START PLAYERS LIKE CLOTTEY, YIADOM SO THEY CAN BUILD THEIR CONFIDENCE GOING INTO THE QUARTERS. WE SHOULD GET AT LEAST
    3 GOALS HERE. USE THIS GAME TO SHARPEN UR STRIKING FORCE N POLISH UR MIDFIELD. 2 TOUCH PER PLAYER, AND PASSING.
    AA DONT START UR BEST STARTERS. NIGER KNOW THEY WILL LOSE AND WILL TRY TOINJURE OUR BEST PLAYERS. IMPORTANT TO SCORE 2 GOALS EARLY
    N REST OUR BEST PLAYERS FOR THE QUARTERS.





Click Here For All Latest football news.

Live Radio

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif 

Live TV

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif

RELATED NEWS

LATEST HEADLINES

2014 World Cup: Ghana defender John Boye returns to action to steer Rennes to French Cup final thumbnail

2014 World Cup: Ghana defender John Boye returns to action to steer Rennes to French Cup final

Ghana defender John Boye returned to the starting team of Rennes on Tuesday night and helped them to seal a 3-2 victory over Angers to reach the French Cup final.
VIDEO: Watch Asamoah Gyan's double for Al Ain in Asian Champs Lge thumbnail

VIDEO: Watch Asamoah Gyan's double for Al Ain in Asian Champs Lge

Watch Asamoah Gyan's two goals for Al Ain in the Asian Champions League on a night they thumped Lakhwiya 5-0 remain on top of Group C.
2014 World Cup: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan perpetuates scoring run with a brace for Al Ain in Champions League thumbnail

2014 World Cup: Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan perpetuates scoring run with a brace for Al Ain in Champions League

Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan perpetuated his impressive scoring run for Al Ain by scoring a double in their 5-0 demolition of Qatari side Lakhwiya in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah made ambassador for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves thumbnail

Ex-Ghana captain Stephen Appiah made ambassador for Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Ghanaian football legend Stephen Appiah has been made the newest ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.
FEATURE: Second coming of Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom thumbnail

FEATURE: Second coming of Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom

90 Minutes columnist Nii Ayi Tetteh looks at the humble beginning of Ghana defender Samuel Inkoom to his present status.
Official: Kevin Boateng becomes father for the second time, Melissa delivers baby boy Maddox Prince  thumbnail

Official: Kevin Boateng becomes father for the second time, Melissa delivers baby boy Maddox Prince

Ghana star Kevin-Prince Boateng has announced the birth of his second baby on Tuesday.
Loading...