Soccer News of Fri, 20 Jun 20148

‘Ghana must avoid loss of concentration against Germany’

Coach Robert Sackey has advised the Black Stars to avoid loss of concentration in their subsequent matches since that can cost them their progress in the ongoing Brazil 2014 World Cup.

He said though the Ghanaians created a lot of chances and squandered them against the US, they also lost concentration most of the time during that match which went against them.

'We created a lot of chances but couldn't finish, and most importantly we lost concentration many times during the match and you can't do that at the World Cup.

'You make one mistake and that can cost you the game," he cautioned.

The US-based coach, who is on record to have warned the Black Stars to be wary against the US in an interview with the Graphic Online immediately after the draw, advised Coach Kwasi Appiah to take second look at his system of play in the subsequent matches and also shift Kwadwo Asamoah from defence to attack.


'Playing Kwadwo Asamoah at the left-back position, for instance, went very well for the US because they were worried about his attack strength and shooting ability, especially the combo of Dede Ayew, KPB (Boateng), Kwadwo Asamoah and Asamoah Gyan,' he explained.

Coach Sackey said though he was not sure about the Stars' tactics in their previous game, it was obvious that they were technically superior but tactically indisciplined.

'I'm not sure about what the attacking and defending strategy and tactics were but it was clear we were technically superior but tactically indisciplined,' he noted.

The former Black Princesses coach also stressed the need for the lapses at the centre-back and goalkeeping to be fixed before Saturday's big game against Germany in Fortaleza.

'The problems at the centre-back as well as goalkeeping were clear as was seen during the South Korea match," he added.

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