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Ghana Coach reveals building formidable squad for 2019 and beyond

Ghana Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah has revealed the final group game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Egypt was meant to be a buildup exercise for the future.

November 14, 2017

Ghana Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah has revealed the final group game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Egypt was meant to be a buildup exercise for the future.

Egypt held Ghana to a 1-1 draw in Cape Coast on Sunday after Mohammed Sikabala had opened the scoring for the Pharaoh’s on the hour mark before Edwin Gyasi equalized with a brilliant strike three minutes later.

Speaking to the press after the game, head Coach Kwesi Appiah confirmed the game was supposed to be used to build a formidable team for 2019 since they were already out of contention for a place in Russia.

“We knew we were already out of the race to qualify for the world cup so I wanted to give other players the opportunity to see what they can offer my new team for 2019.” He said.

The Black Stars won only one out of six games played in the World Cup qualifier.
Ghana 0 vs Uganda 0
Egypt 2 vs Ghana 0
Ghana 1 vs Congo 1
Congo 1 vs Ghana 5
Uganda 0 vs Ghana 0
Ghana 1 vs Egypt 1

Even more interesting is the fact that Ghana could not score at home in 3 games. Top players Gyan and Dede all failed to score a single goal.

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