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2014 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah demands hard work from Black Stars squad

Published on: 20 May 2014
Kwesi Appiah

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah wants to instill sterner work ethics in his team as they open a three-day non-residential training camp in Accra on Tuesday.

Appiah will get to work with his provisional squad for the World Cup in front of home fans before leaving for Holland on Saturday.

The Black Stars will play a local select side at the Accra sport Stadium on Friday in a farewell match.

"We have to ensure that everything is in line," Appiah said. "The most important period is our preparations."

"That is where we are focusing on.  Once you are doing the right thing and getting the result, automatically, you will have the support.

"It [support] is crucial. And by God's grace we will get it.”

Ghana's first pre-World Cup friendly will be against Holland before the squad to cut down to 23 for the tournament.

The team will then fly out to the USA to face South Korea on 9 June.

"We need to prepare very well to make sure that we get a win," Appiah added.

Ghana will open their World Cup campaign against USA on 16 June in Group G.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • kuukuphilly says:
    May 20, 2014 06:28 pm
    Let the world cup begin with the two friendly games to let the group opponents know they're in for a run..God bless Ghana black stars ..
  • ZG GH4LIFE says:
    May 20, 2014 05:50 pm
    Its crunch time now, no turning back, Ghana is coming for you
  • papa(analyst) says:
    May 20, 2014 10:26 pm
    yes, I can't agree more. mental toughness, intelligence, complete focus and discipline are the pre-requisites. and remember, beating Germany and Portugal are not upsets, but good wins