Derek Boateng warns team-mates against complacency ahead of Lesotho visit

Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng wants serious approach against Lesotho

By Patrick Akoto

Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng has warned his team-mates could be their own worst enemy if they underrate Lesotho in their World Cup qualifier on June 1. 

The Black Stars are touted as the overwhelming favourite against a country that failed to even enter the draw for the 2012 African Cup of Nations.

There are many who feel the West African powerhouse will be too hot for their opponent to handle at the Baba Yara stadium.

But the Ukraine-based midfielder says experience has taught him not to take any opposition lightly and insists his team-mates are aware of the dangers of complacency.

“We are determined to win the game to boost our confidence ahead of the other matches”. Boateng told Joy Sports

“Lesotho will come really tough but what we need to do is not to underrate them and given our best on the day”.

The Black Stars were held by Sudan in the qualifiers to the 2012 African Cup of Nations at the Baba Yara stadium in 2011.


  1. Simple says:

    Well spoken derrick. God be with you nd ur mates….go bs go…

  2. tee says:

    Nobody should seek personal glory. Leave all fancy stuff till you outscore them. Play as a solid team, release the ball quickly to advantageous player. Fast and fluid game will unsettle any team. Defend and attack as a team if you happen to lose the ball. Intelligent and fast wingers to counter attack.
    Simple and tiatia.