By Patrick Akoto
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi says the country will not be distracted by the boardroom points awarded to Zambia in the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
The Chipolopolo have jumped to the summit of group D after they won their protest against Sudan for fielding an ineligible player during their world cup qualifier in Khartoum in June this year.
The disciplinary committee of the world governing body ruled that Saif Ali, was not qualified to feature for the Nile Crocodile after receiving accumulated yellow cards in previous competitive matches.
But the country’s football chiefs insists the Black Stars will remained focus for the challenge ahead.
“We will not want to be distracted by this decision. We will not want to be influenced negatively by this decision,” Nyantakyi said.
“We want to remain as focus as ever and try to win all the games ahead of us. We win all our matches and then we are on top of our group with good scoreline.
He added: “That notwithstanding we’ve discussed and explained to the players that we must just go ahead and win our games. “
“They must all redouble their efforts. They have to tune their minds and build their psyche stronger than before because the obstacles ahead are now going to be more difficult than we previously knew.”
The Black Stars are currently in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, fine-tuning ahead of this weekend’s decisive 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi in Lilongwe.