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30.06.2019 Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: Kwesi Appiah Lauds Black Stars Performance Against Cameroon

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
AFCON 2019: Kwesi Appiah Lauds Black Stars Performance Against Cameroon
LISTEN JUN 30, 2019

Coach Kwesi Appiah has heaped praises on the performance of the Black Stars despite their 0-0 draw against Cameroon in their AFCON Group F encounter in Ismailia.

Ghana were again held to a 0:0 draw by the Indomitable Lions on Saturday evening in their second group game.

The four tomes Africa Champions needed to avoid defeat against the defending champions to still a chance of progressing to the last 16 of the competition.

Enterprising forward, Kwabena Owusu hit the crossbar in the dying embers of the game, the closest Ghana came to scoring.

Richard Ofori saved superbly from Christian Bassagog in the first half and Jonathan Mensah put in a last-ditch tackle as created the better chances in the game.

“It’s quite unfortunate that we couldn’t utilise our chances but personally I was happy with the way the boys played.

“They played how I wanted them to play. Tactically, our plan was to soak in the pressure and play on the counter-attack,” Appiah said at the post-match press conference.

“Most African teams like to pack the middle of the park so it’s not easy trying to play through the middle so what we did was to try and play out wide and send crosses in,” Appiah further elaborated on his game plan.

Ghana will now need to beat Guinea Bissau on Tuesday to progress to the last 16 of the competition.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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