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2014 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah happy with Ghana's counter-attacking

Published on: 10 June 2014
Kwesi Appiah

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah was thrilled with how his team absorbed pressure against South Korea in their 4-0 win on Monday.

South Korea took 12 shots and edged possession at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, but Ghana held firm and made the most of their opportunities on the counter-attack.

While Hong Myung-bo's side seemed to have Ghana on the back foot, they failed to hit the target throughout the friendly, while at the other end Jordan Ayew struck a hat-trick and captain Asamoah Gyan was also on target.

The win ended Ghana's two-game losing streak in the lead-up to the FIFA World Cup, after 1-0 defeats to Montenegro and the Netherlands.

''You learn from your mistakes," Appiah said in his post-match press conference.

''Korea attacked really well. Playing against players with good pace, you have to be cautious in the back. We made good use of the counter-attack chances we got.

"The scoreline didn't matter to me. I am not looking at the scoreline, I am looking at how best I will prepare my team."


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Benny says:
    June 10, 2014 09:58 am
    Assemblyman you are turning into a bickering old lady,moaning about everything .
  • PITO says:
    June 10, 2014 10:01 am
    Everybody READ KOBBY'S RATING. GSN RATERS ARE B or B (Blind or Bribed). Our defense need strengthening cos it sucks! Our attack should be more quicker! with support from the back. And learn to take different kind of free kicks!!! This is the epitome of global football. Jokers go home early! Right now Dauda and our defense appear to be Jokers! Adomah is not ripe yet. He plays like an amateur version of Victor Moses. direct run to the corner and kick soooooo''nn. Very Terrible at dribbling, doesn't even know when to give a dangerous pass.
  • nanaBASSAW says:
    June 10, 2014 10:02 am
    I tot they hit the that not a shot on target or?
  • Suker says:
    June 10, 2014 07:39 am
    There is huge problem with your goalkeeping and defence. Obviously yhe koreans did not really test the defence n Dauda that well, on the few ocassions they came close, we fumbled terribly. Akwasi if its not too late, call in Olele and Vorsah to augment the back and to bring some experience. A word to the wise...
  • Assemblyman says:
    June 10, 2014 08:15 am
    Ghana's win against Korea didn't scare US fans ooo toooom!! Read comments .
  • Viper says:
    June 10, 2014 08:57 am
    Let them tickle themselves,what do they know about football?
  • Di Carlo says:
    June 10, 2014 10:18 am
    The article simple means the massacre really got the US scared since their only chances of coming out of the group is to first beat the BS, whiles Ghana at any given day playing a good game can spank any of our opponents. The US after trashing Nigeria really built their confidence since days ago they had trouble breaking down azerbaijan:but they are more concern now ,especially when a team going to the WC was just routed 4-0,it is friendlies but skorea is a good team,4 yrs ago they qualified from the group stages to the round of 1/16.Ghana also played to a starting 11 of holland in rotherdam,going just a goal down shows that our team is strong,equally talented, competent and cannot be run over . I still believe there is still plenty of room for improvement especially the defense,the cohesion of the team and their build up from the midfield and the wings to supply the strikers.we need to create chances to have more shot on the goal.So far our counter attack seems very effective which is great to surprise defenders and get the the end of the day is not much about possesion but football is just about the results period.,the yanks are feeling the heat and definitely not comfortable.