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Head coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, James Akwasi Appiah is very optimistic that his team would end on a good note in the tournament.
After recording a two-all draw and goalless draw with Benin and Cameroon respectively in their first two group stage matches, the four times champions would be hoping to triumph over Guinea-Bissau in their next game to ensure their qualification to the round of 16.
“If you check this for many years, Ghana doesn’t really start competitions very well. For me, the Cameroon game was a very good improvement. You know a good team is not the one that starts (competitions) very well but one that ends very well” said Kwesi Appiah ahead of the last group game.
However, the former Black Stars player revealed that, Guinea-Bissau is a strong team so his team won’t underate them.
Asked about the fitness of his team ahead of the game, he revealed Newcastle winger, Christian Atsu can’t feature due to an injury picked in the game against Cameroon. TSG Hoffenheim defender, Kassim Nuhu is not eligible for the game due to yellow cards accumulated.
“We’ve been having training sessions and every coach assesses how the training goes and you choose your players for a particular game.” Appiah said when asked about the players who would feature tomorrow.
“It depends on how he performs at training, then I will decide whether he plays or not,” Appiah said at his post-game press conference concerning Gyan.
“Kwabena Owusu did well when he came on and players like him are the future. And we are looking at given each and everyone the opportunity when the time arises.”
Ghana would lock horns tomorrow with Guinea-Bissau at 27,000 capacity stadium at Suez.