Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is not dropping his guards despite guiding his side to a commanding first leg lead in the World Cup playoff against Egypt.
The Black Stars thumbed the Pharaohs 6-1 on Tuesday to virtually kill off the tie towards qualification to next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
Asamoah Gyan led with a brace as a Abdul Majeed Waris, Sulley Muntari, Christian Atsu and a Wael Gomaa own goal handed Ghana the resounding victory before a packed partying crowd at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
The massive win was beyond the expectations of many Ghanaians who now believe the Black Stars have firmly booked a place at next year’s World Cup.
But Appiah is not giving in to any form of complacency ahead of next month’s return encounter.
”I have always said that Egypt is a very good team and as you saw they had a lot of possession even though they lost the game,” he said after the match.
”Therefore no one can underrate them that is why I am saying I am only giving the boys just today to enjoy and from tomorrow we start preparing for the next game.
”We have only played the first half and we are going to play the second half over there.”
Ghana are almost home and dry to making their third successive appearance at the World Cup finals.
The Black Stars recorded the most impressive result in all the first leg games played on the continent.