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Ghana coach Appiah warns against complacency ahead of Egypt World Cup playoffs

Posted On Thursday, 10th October 2013
Kwesi Appiah is cautious against Egypt

Kwesi Appiah is cautious against Egypt

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has warned his side to be wary of an Egyptian side who present a significant threat to their World Cup ambitions.

The two countries will go at each other in the first leg tie of the 2014 World Cup playoffs in Kumasi on Tuesday October 15.

The Ghanaians are without a number of regular members of the team due to varied reasons.

They come up against an Egyptian side who are also desperate to qualify to the World Cup for the first time since 1990 and the Ghanaian trainer wants his troops to be cautious.

“It’s a big game. It’s a game which is important to all Ghanaians and every member on my team is aware of that,” Appiah said

“Egypt are seven-time African champions and trying to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1990. That will give them some added boost going into the game.”

Egypt’s achievement, according to Appiah should serve as motivation for his players to get a good result at the Baba Yara Stadium.

“Their record in its sense means that we cannot look down on them. We can’t get complacent. We have to prepare well and remain focused,” Appiah said.

“The expectation will always be there whenever the Black Stars have a game.

“I can say I was more anxious during the Zambia game. There’s been no panic since the pairing with them [Egypt].

“I have respect for them. They are a good side,” concluded the Ghana coach.

The aggregate winner after both legs qualifies for next year’s finals in Brazil.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. We're the African champions, UP super eagles. says:

    Hahahahahaha, keep on dreaming, i can bet with my last coins, gayna would’nt qualify to ths world cup, maybe 2018

  2. sibusixo says:

    Keep your hope alive by thinking Ethiopia is a weak side,so you guys will just walk over them,we live to see

  3. Fred says:

    If this Egyptian side beat Ghana then Ghana does not deserve an appearance in Brazil. This is a team even in their best form who struggled to match our U-20 team in the AFCON 2010 final. Their 100% qualification was against Mozambique, Zimbabwe etc. These are not exactly giants in football. In spite of injuries we do have enough depth and quality to beat them by a 2 goal margin at least! Even if we played in Egypt we should still beat them. Sudan is a better team than Egypt in their current form! Lets not loose sleep over their big talk!!!

  4. Boro says:

    Please, get it right this time with your lateral and central defense. No excuses. Bayern Munich has the best crop of players but are always playing simple passes attacking football. The current BS lacks coordination and do not play possession football that we all know of the BS. Sometimes, I wonder what AA philosophy is.

  5. We're the african champions, Up super eagles. says:

    Awww! Really? U thnk we’re african champions just 4 nothng? Being a champions means we beat any african country,,,,,we beat those whom beated you”” so brazil 2014 is incomplete without african champions,, and i hate gayna i don’t like you,, i pray gayna to lose,,, yeah i meant it.





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