Ghana will not underrate any team: Coach Appiah says ahead of Benin clash

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Coach Kwasi Appiah (left) and Captain Andre Ayew addressing the media on Monday

Head coach of the Black Stars James Kwasi Appiah has ruled out complacency on the part of his players as they open their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign today against the Squirrels of Benin at the Ismailia Stadium.

According to the Stars’ capo, every team at the competition is equally up to the task but the most important thing is for his side to work hard to become victorious in their campaign.

Speaking to the media on Monday, Coach Appiah said:“Modern football has changed and there is no way you can underrate any team and every team is pushing but I believe in my players, I have full confidence in them and I know they will deliver.”

“All the teams in our group are strong but the most important thing is preparing well to face them and that’s what we have done”

On player selection, coach Appiah assured the media that all the players at his disposal were up to the task and were ready to give of their best whenever they get the opportunity to play.

“Preparations has been very good so far and each of the players I select is capable of playing for the team to give us the results. Whoever I select to start the game will be ready,” he said.

Commenting on the performance of his attackers in their last two friendly games he said: “The score line in our two trial games are not that important. The most important thing is what we have done after that and I can say that we have worked on the attacking skills and hopefully we will see some goals,” he added.

Defending champions Cameroun will face Guinea-Bissau at the Ismailia Stadium in the other Group F encounter ahead of the Ghana versus Benin match.