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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah sees tough group as well balanced

Published on: 18 May 2014
Kwesi Appiah says Ghana will work hard and succeed in the Group of Death

Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah is confident the Black Stars can be competitive at next month’s World Cup despite being placed in the Group of Death.

The Black Stars have been drawn in a tough looking Group G alongside Germany, Portugal and United States, but Appiah insists Ghana won't fear their illustrious opponents.

"We play Germany, USA and Portugal in our group, but we did get this far and we can't underrate or overrate any team, the game has come of age and it's any man's game," he said, as reported

"All teams in our group are strong, but we can't fear them because our qualification demonstrates our ability and potential.

"If you have qualified for the World Cup and you fear your opponents, then you might as well not go for the competition.”

Ghana open their World Cup campaign against United States on 16 June at the Arena das Dunas.

They then face Germany four days later in Fortaleza’s Castelão, before finishing the group on 26 June with Portugal at the Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha.


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  • selfmade says:
    May 19, 2014 03:21 am
    @ pretty tony... Our weakest link is not our AA but rather our defence four!! Remember u can only win or go further in a tournament with a rock solid defence regardless of midfield or attack! Italy has win more WC than Spain not because of any flamboyant attacking play but rather a tight defensive backline! Furthermore, all attacks are initiated from the back or defense and am yet to see attack starting from attack! If u have the right type of defence with a better understanding among themselves, u can go far even with weak technical bench or coach!! We need to or have to solve our defensive problems before the start of the WC because we in a tight group compromising of two tough attacking team who can score goals from awkward angles and it ll be a total disaster for us if our defensive line play like they did against zambia in kumasi or Egypt in Cairo!! AA has improved a lot and I want anyone to debate me on this!!
  • Prettytony says:
    May 18, 2014 10:22 pm
    You are our weakest link,I am very sure you will not play the players at their right positions..If you get the first eleven and positions right,this team will go far.But I am afraid you will repeat the mistakes in AFCON 2013.