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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah thrilled with pre-AFCON form

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is delighted with the form of his team ahead of the AFCON

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has expressed satisfaction at his team’s output in the two pre-Africa Cup of Nations friendly matches.

Appiah tested all players named for tournament in the matches against Egypt and Tunisia although there are injury concerns.

The Black Stars have conceded two goals and scored seven with captain Asamoah Gyan emerging top scorer with two goals.

“My ambition was to allow every player to take part in these two games that we played,” Appiah remarked.

“When you ‘re building a team, you don’t concentrate very few players. You are going with 23 players and it is important that each and every player takes part in these trial games

“Looking at the Egypt and Tunisia games, tactically I’m looking at how we attack, how we defend and at the same time, how we construct our set pieces.”

Ghana will leave Abu Dhabi on Wednesday for Port Elizabeth where they play DR Congo on 20 January, Mali four days later.

Their final Group B match will be against Niger on 28 January.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. junior mafia says:

    Its only fair to gv each player n equal chance to proove himself…nice job AA. There is competition in da team,first 11 wil b tyt.da battle ia yet to begin gud luck

    • wonderful kwame says:

      Ghana will win only 2 games. Oops! maybe those were the friendly matches played. You should all pray that is not the case. Then you will win your first two games. I saw in a vision, Ghana won first 2 games.
      Ghana supporters are ungrateful. See how they treat their players when they are injured and cant play. You forget all the sacrifices they gave before. Ungrateful people. You will not win this cup. 4get about it. It is so obvious all the 3 Ayews are qualified but due to ungrateful haters…. Only two matches. Mark my words…..

  2. kuukuphilly says:

    Shame ur critics appiah!

  3. kwasi says:

    that will make him a very good coach. god bles black stars

  4. real sabacious says:

    Awal,jonathan,boye,akaminko,vorsah 5 central defenders are my worries,everybody knows that its midfielders who usually gets injury in tournament.i dont know where the AA got this idea of taking fix central defenders from.if vorsah,boye and jonathan suspect with injury.he shd have rather put awal and that kotoko defender on stand by.it was clear that there was a plan to keep the ayews brothers from the team.i hope Ghanaians had the chance watching jordan lastnite,he’s better than boakye yiadom not to talk of clottey.

    • Asem says:

      Saba!! the only thing Jordan did in the game was that shot which fortunately for him the keeper failed to catch!!! do ypu call this performance??? aaaba!!

    • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

      AA IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT FDOR ME TO PIN THE MONIKER ALUGUNTUGUI ON HIM WITH SUCH SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCES. SABA, WEN WILL U REALISE THAT JORDAN AYEW IS NOT RIPE FOR GBSTAR? 5 GOALS IN 19 APPEARANCES THIS YR. WHERE IS HE ON THE FRENCH LEAGUE 1 STRIKERS LIST?

  5. kwasi says:

    let them critics hm, that will make him a very good coach

  6. Patience says:

    Great job AA….i am happy becos all your critics have gone into self imposed exile!Thinking local coach can’t do this nd that…sheeew!

  7. Plain Truth says:

    Asem it looks like you don’t know this Saba. He claims to be the best ARM CHAIR COACH in the world. He criticises every coach. He has been attacking Kwasi Appiah everywhere. Previously he claimed the Ayews did not deserve to be in the BS. But look what he is saying now. The guy is just some kind of an EGO MANIAC and attention seeker and nothing else.

  8. wonderful kwame says:

    Ghana will win only two matches. You guys should pray and hope those friendly games are not counted as the two. I saw Ghana win their first two games. Ungrateful people.

  9. yaw2 says:

    AA is the best African coach at the moment.AA is going to win World cup for Ghana and Africa.

  10. yaw2 says:

    No more whites coaches period.Ghana is moving forward with black coach.Black coach will deliver for Ghana.

  11. Nana Yaw says:

    Does anyone else see what I see? The defence is terrible, Ghana is not gonna make it far, if they can’t defend and keep possession of the ball

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

    KEYS TO WIN AFCON!
    IF THIS SQUAD WANTS TO WIN. DO THIS, AA.
    NO TIRI MU D3 OR COMPLACENCY, PLS
    1. NO SEX, NO PORNO MAGAZINES
    2. LIFT METAL. INCORPORATE WEIGHT LIFTING INTO YOUR TRAINING REGIMENT.
    3. PRACTICE AT NIGHTIME. CORNER KICKS, PENALTIES, FREE KICKS. THIS IS WAT KOBE BRYANT, THE NEGRO BASEBALL PLAYERS, BARRY BONDS, MICHAEL JORDAN,
    ARTHUR ASHE DID. IF U CAN HIT A BASEBALL OR TENNIS BALL AT NITE, SINK FREE THROWS WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED. THEN WHAT WILL BE THE ODDS WHEN U
    HAVE TO HIT THE SAME BALL IN THE DAYTIME?
    3. ADOPT THE 532 FORMATION. PLAY BREAK AND PASS SOCCER. 2/3 TOUCHES. TRIANGLE STYLE ATTACK LIKE BARCELONA!
    TRIANGULAR PASSING AND MOVING WITH THE BALL
    4. PSYCHOLOGY: HANG A PICTURE OF THE 1982 SQUAD THAT WON THE TROPHY IN YOUR HOTEL ROOMS. IF U SEE THE PIC LONG ENUFF, U WILL BELIEVE U CAN WIN THE TROPHY.
    5. THE BOYS HAVE TO PLAY WITH SUPREME CONFIDENCE LIKE SUPERMAN N TRUST EACH OTHER. FEAR IS AN ILLUSION….
    DO THIS AND VICTORY WILL BE OURS!
    6. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.
    7. HAVE DESAILLY ON SPEED DIAL
    8. BAN NYANTAKYI FROM GETTING CLOSE TO THE TEAM IN TRAINING CAMP. NYANTAKYI SHOULD BE IN GH. LOOKING OVER THE PREMIER LEAGUE AND MAKING SURE GH
    SOCCER IS ALIVE AND WELL, DEVOID OF ANY BAFOONERY. WAT IS HE DOING WITH THE TEAM IN SAUDI ARABIA? HE IS A HUGE DISTRACTION
    9. FYI: NO COORDINATED DANCES UNTIL GH REACHES THE FINAL, PLS. WE MEAN BUSINE$$.
    10.DEREK BOATENG SHOULD STOP HIS STUPID BACK PASSES. WE PLAY TO SCORE
    11.LET YOUR OFFENSE BE YOUR DEFENSE! LET YOUR OFFENSE BE YOUR DEFENSE! LET YOUR OFFENSE BE YOUR DEFENSE!
    THIS IS YOUR JOB DEREK BOATENG
    A. BREAK/STOP ATTACKING ADVANCES OF OPPONENTS INTO THE GH HALF
    B. RELEASE THE BALL TO THE WINGERS OR THE $TRIKERS AND REST. I REPEAT, NO BACK PASSES!
    11. KWARASAY MUST WORK ON HIS RELFEXES. KEEP UR EYE ON THE BALL IF U WANT TO CATCH IT!
    IF U CANT SEE IT, U CANT SAVE IT!

    RECAP: SIMPLICITY AND SPEED WINS. TRUST ME…!!!
    BREAK AND PASS SOCCER, 2/3 TOUCHES PER PLAYER. TRIANGLE OFFENSE/ATTACK
    I BELIEVE IN MY ANCESTORS