Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah is adamant Cameroon’s sterling record against the Black Stars of Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations will not matter as he prepares to face the 5-time champions in a crucial Group F game.
Cameroon has not lost in their last 3 encounters against Ghana at the AFCON, with 2 wins and 1 draw.
They kicked out the Black Stars in the semi-finals of the last tournament in 2017 on their way to victory and also ended Ghana’s quest for the title at home in 2008.
On Saturday, they have another chance to end Ghana’s tournament prematurely, with victory spelling the end of the competition for the 4-time champions following a draw in their first game against Benin.
“Ghana has total respect for all teams in the competition. The mere fact that you beat a team in the past does not automatically guarantee you will beat them again.
“Every team that we meet, we plan a strategy to face them. No can underrate Ghana and Cameroon in any encounter. We will make sure we do our best and give them a very good game,” Appiah said in his pre-match press conference.
The team is expected to train at the Ismailia Stadium at 5 pm local time ahead of Saturday night’s game.
Appiah also provided an injury update on captain Andre Ayew, who has missed two training sessions with an ankle injury.
“Ayew trained this morning and he will train again this evening. We will keep assessing him and we will see if he can play tomorrow.”