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Kwesi Appiah endured sleepless nights before Ghana secured quarter-final berth

Kwesi Appiah claims he's had sleepless nights

Kwesi Appiah has revealed he had sleepless nights in the run up to Ghana’s qualification to the quarter-finals in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

The Black Stars recovered from a shaky start against DR Congo to beat Mali and Niger to advance as group B winners.

The Ghanaians surrendered a two-goal lead to draw against the Leopards, struggled to pip Mali 1-0 before seeing off less-fancied Niger 3-0 at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The ex-Ghana international has revealed the uncertainties surrounding the Black Stars chances to progress past the group phase gave him restless nights.

“When you’re on top of affairs, hardly do I sleep for even three hours,” Appiah said

“But the good thing is making sure you achieve what you want.

“I am 100% pleased with the attitude of the players and unity in camp. Everything has been going so well. They have comported themselves so well.

“I believe that has helped the team to qualify. I will give all the praise to the players.

The Black Stars will tackle Cape Verde in the first quarter-final game at the Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Ghanaman says:

    Well done coach!!

  2. African Consciousness says:

    Go for a jog or run on the beach to release the stress and clear your mind then you will sleep like a baby. We need you well rested and with a clear head for these last few games. You can do it.

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

    PREPARATION IS KEY!
    IF AA PUTS THE BOYS THRU THE NECESSARY DRILLS AND PRACTICES. LIKE MAKING SURE THEY TRAIN AT NITE/DAWN. WORK ON YOUR PENALTIES, FREE KICKS, CORNERS, SET PLAYS, PASSING, DEFENDING LOOPHOLES. GOALIES MUST ALSO TRAIN TO CATCH 1 ON 1 SITUATIONS, PENALTIES ALL AT NITE OR DAWN. WHEN YOUR BOYS DO A BETTER JOB IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. THEY WILL WOW THE CROWD WHEN THEY HAVE TO DO THIS IN THE DAYTIME. TRUST ME. IF U CAN PERFECT PUTTING A PIECE OF THRED THRU THE HOLE OF A NEEDLE IN THE DARK. WHAT WILL YOU BE ABLE TO DO IN THE DAYTIME?….
    AA CANT SLEEP BECOS HE KEEPS THINKING WHETHER THE BOYS ARE ADEQUATELY PREPARED. JUST WATCH TAPE OF YOUR OPPONENTS AND STRATEGIZE LIKE A WAR GENERAL. AND YOU WILL SLEEP LIKE A BABY AT NITE. LET THEM TOSS AND TURN AT NITE, NOT YOU. GOD IS ON CONTROL