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16.10.2013 Sports News

Job not finished yet, Ghana coach

By Ghana FA
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Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is looking forward to difficult return leg against Egypt despite the Black Stars serving up an overwhelming 6-1 win in the first-leg of the World Cup qualifying playoff.

Asamoah Gyan's brace and goals from Majeed Waris, Sulley Muntari, Christian Atsu plus an own-goal from Wael Gomaa ensured that Mohamed Aboutrika's consolation for Egypt from the spot did little to avert humiliation.

For many, Tuesday's massive victory was the key moment in ensuring Ghana's march to Brazil next year for the tournament.

With an unassailable advantage heading into the return leg on November 19, Appiah insist the job is half done.

“We have only played the first half and we are going to play the second half over there,” Appiah told the media after the match in Kumasi.

Appiah expects the North African side to come out fighting to save their campaign.

“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.

“Therefore no one can underrate them. From tomorrow we start preparing for the next game.”

The aggregate winner after both legs will qualify to the finals in Brazil next year.

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