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03.07.2019 Cup of Nations

AFCON 2019: 'I Am Not Perturbed About Criticisms, Says Coach Kwesi Appiah

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah remains focused despite the incessant criticisms he has received following the Black Stars performance in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

The 59-year old silenced his critics after Ghana’s 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau, tagging them as haters and jealous.

Ghana had a poor start to the competition, drawing their first two games before beating the Djurtus to reach the last 16 of the tournament.

“If you are a player and you are afraid of criticisms you better stop playing or coaching,” he said after the game. “Me I’m used to it,” he said.

“Once they criticise you look at the good things and you learn from it.

“At the end of the day, nobody is perfect. I, for instance, will do the best that I can.

“As for criticisms you could win all your matches and still have people hate you or get jealous of you,” he added.

The former Al Khartoum manager and his charges are determined to end the country’s 37-year wait for the title insisting they will do their best to deliver.

“They (Critics) will say all they want but the most important thing is that we deliver. We got some games to come, we are praying we take one game at a time till we get to the end,” he said.

Ghana will face Tunisia in the last 16 of the competition on Monday.