Sports News of Wed, 5 Sep 20188
We will make Ghana proud — Kwasi Appiah
Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah, envisages a tough game against the Harambee Stars of Kenya but insist they would still prevail and make Ghana proud.
The Ghanaian gaffer, who leads the senior national team to their second game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Kenya on Saturday, believes his team still has a chance to subdue the Kenyans in front of their home fans.
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, the 56-year-old former Black Stars skipper said even though he had seen videos of his opponents, the team’s tactics could change because of the new foreign-based players they had invited for the game.
“I have watched a couple of videos on them (Kenya) and the difference is that in this particular game they have invited a lot of new foreign-based players and for that reason, you can’t depend on what you’ve watched.
“They could change their players and tactically they could change their style of play but the most important thing is to prepare very well so that whichever way tactically you would be able to face them”, Coach Appiah stated.
The Ghanaians are currently camping in Ethiopia to enable them to acclimatise for the game and the Stars coach justified that decision, saying: “the altitude in Kenya is very high and that’s why we came to Ethiopia because Ethiopia has a higher altitude than Kenya and so far the training programme is going on so well”, he revealed.
Coach Appiah, who played at left-back for the Black Stars and Kumasi Asante Kotoko, appealed to Ghanaians to support them in prayers because he foresaw a difficult task and yet was certain the Stars would surmount it.
“Ghanaians should pray and support us: we are going to give of our best so that our country would be proud of us. It’s not going to be easy because Kenya have got all the support and everything behind them but we are going there to make Ghana proud”, he noted.