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Ghana technical team has studied Egypt well

Published on: 10 October 2013
Maxwell Konadu (left) and his boss Kwesi Appiah

Ghana assistant coach Maxwell Konadu insists the technical team has in-depth knowledge on Egypt ahead of Tuesday's crucial 2014 World Cup playoff. 

Ghana are hosting the seven-time African champions in the first leg of the epic tie at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on 15 October.

The Black Stars must make the home advantage count in the first leg by recording a massive win to effectively kill off the tie before the return encounter in November.

Konadu claims every vital detail on their overly regimented opponents has been covered.

"We know them very very well. We have watched the team on tape and have had private discussions with people who know them," Konadu said.

"We know the team better now than before and we don’t expect that what we know will change when they come here.

"So what we know so far, we will also prepare ourselves very well and put all the necessary strategies in place to outwit them on Tuesday."

Ghana are chasing a third successive World Cup appearance in next year’s edition to be staged in Brazil.


  • joseph diego says:
    October 10, 2013 08:03 pm
    By God's Grace!.."Dis egyptians We see 2day,We Shall See No more"Amen!
  • Hainif says:
    October 11, 2013 02:37 am
    Cotton Sport 1 Ahly 1, Ghana 0 Egypt 1.
  • Dr Who says:
    October 10, 2013 07:38 pm
    Then our central defenders should take note....Akaminko,Awal or Sumaila
  • Anokwale says:
    October 10, 2013 07:04 pm
    Please look out for those long 30 meter passes in the air that they send just over the back line in order to catch a forward on a smooth run. I have watched their group stage games and the Uganda friendly and they love that long pass over the back line to set up the one on one with the goalie.
  • Daniel kwadwo Bimpeh says:
    October 10, 2013 07:01 pm
    No place for the Pharoas to hide. They must Fall to Mama Ghana in the Den.
  • askantwi says:
    October 10, 2013 06:21 pm
    Tell the Egyptians, their DELAY TACTICS won't help them.
  • AMONIKE says:
    October 10, 2013 06:03 pm
    Ghana is winningbig in these two matches.
  • Sherif says:
    October 11, 2013 01:31 am
    Ghana are not that strong of a team to beat Egypt by 3!?? Shit brazil couldn't even do that . You might win by a goal in kumasi but in Cairo you will be demolished. Isa Egypt in brazil via ghana
  • Africanus says:
    October 10, 2013 11:57 pm
    Yes I agree with you that they will be using that game play a lot. That is the only way they can bypass the Black Star midfielders to get to the final third. They know that if they try to battle through the midfield they won't get anywhere... So the long passes is going to be their main stay. I hope our technical team know what they are doing.
  • Chu says:
    October 10, 2013 11:38 pm
    They!ve also studied us well and know us so why this child talk from Max?
  • Africanus says:
    October 10, 2013 11:50 pm
    I do hope that our technical team truly do know the Egyptian team. They are clearly not push overs. Particularly Ghana must watch Mohamed Salah and Aboutrika, they are both swift, dangerous and have good instinct for scoring goals. The two of them combine very well and cause a lot of problems for defenders. Overall the Egyptian team are as good as the Black Stars if not better now that our defensive line up has been depleted. This game is a 50/50 for either side. However my heart is with Ghana.
  • zosty says:
    October 10, 2013 11:35 pm
    hahahaha MR G,do you really understand what you just typed??You are those type of ppl who can talk abt 5mins without making sense...Gh 3 Egypt 0
  • Reef says:
    October 10, 2013 10:52 pm
    @Mr G..After you learn how to construct a meaningful sentence in English,then you can come back to this board and post. Because I dont understand what youre trying to say here.. GHANA 3-0 EGYPT GO BLACK STARS!!
  • Mr. G says:
    October 10, 2013 09:00 pm
    Hey, are you high? U studied egypt? U thnk they're just go and sleep? Weke up 4rm ths long dream, egypt all the way to brazil.,,, u can learn to respect ur masters african champions,,, in other to success,
  • Josimar kwesi bonsu says:
    October 11, 2013 04:57 am
    Inasmuch as were sturding them,thell be doin same for us,my fears is our weak defence n our shaky shaky keepers dnt even trust any of them,can we score against them? The answer is yes,can we keep it tight n not conceed in kumasi?answer is No,their game plan wud be to take us ond break quik counter attacking football,wit just one away goal our task wud even be much more. Harder,I pray we dnt conceed at homE,best of luck to our team
  • katampi says:
    October 11, 2013 07:43 am
    Am sure have been mistreated by the ghanian like they did to zambians.
  • OKPASE says:
    October 11, 2013 07:34 am
    Ghana blackstar must concentrate on what is been teach to them by the coach n believe in God so that the gateway to Brazil will open for them.I believe GHANA WILL WIN EGYPT BY 2-0 HOME AND AWAY.GOD BLESS GHANA BCOS OF PEASE ON US GHANA.