Coach Akwasi Appiah says his team’s intense preparations towards the crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia is inspired by the loud mouths of their opponents.
Several Chipolopolo players, officials and their coach Herve Renard have consistently played out their intention of securing an unlikely win over the Black Stars this Friday in the media.
Some have even gone to the extent of provoking the Black Stars camp by spewing falsehood in the press.
But coach Appiah believes the pre-match media dominance of the Zambians has only inspired his players to work harder in training in order to do their own talking on the field of play.
“Personally I believe that the Zambians have helped us a along the line,” Appiah said.
“Most of their pronouncements and the way they were talking a lot on the radio and the papers.
“They started early which f0r me is good because they made us realise that we also need to prepare as early as possible and that made us to start our preparations about a month ago.
“And as I said earlier psychologically, the boys, many of the players have been hearing about all these talks.
“But I believe that you always show what you can do on the pitch not on the radio or in the papers.”
Watch Akwasi Appiah’s comments on loud-mouth Zambia below: