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2014 World Cup: Ghana coach using past World Cup experience to adequately prepare his team

Published on: 03 May 2014
Kwesi Appiah assisted Milovan Rajevac four years ago in South Africa

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah is relying on his past experience at the World Cup to prepare his side adequately for June’s tournament in Brazil.

The Black Stars will be making a third successive appearance at the upcoming finals which is barely a month away.

Ghana’s technical staff headed by Kwesi Appiah have been in intensive behind the scenes preparations ahead of the announcement of his provisional 30-man squad on May 12.

The Black Stars trainer assisted Serbian coach Milovan Rajevac in Ghana’s quarter final feat at the last World Cup finals four years ago in South Africa.

Appiah now looks to make very good use of his experience during that period to see the side excel in Brazil.

"We learnt a lot of lessons and that has helped us during our preparations up till now. We are sending Maxwell Konadu and one other FA official to look at where we'll be training and lodging," Appiah revealed.

"Apart from that, there are some analysis that we've done that i have sent to all the players to have a look at how our opponents operate."

"These are some of the things that I've learnt and you allow the players to upgrade themselves to know what they will face out there.

"Recently, I travelled to visit them. I didn't go out there to monitor their performances but to psyche them up from day one.

"I told them what i expect from them, what Ghanaians expect from them and the programmes ahead of them so that they'll know what is ahead of them."


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