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2019 AFCON: Appiah not surprised by Ghana’s defeat to Namibia

Kwesi Appiah says there was nothing in Ghana’s defeat to Namibia on Sunday that surprised him.

The Black Stars were beaten 1-0 by the Brave Warriors in their first warm-up match ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

“Not actually,” Appiah said when asked whether he was surprised by the scoreline. “We went out there with the intention to win, even though the whole of this week we’ve been loading them with hard training so there was some heaviness.

“But the bottom line was to get our final 23 so I had to allow other players to play to ensure that I make the right decision,” he added.

The 58-year old was however dissatisfied with his side’s profligacy in front of goal after wasting several opportunities including a spot kick.

“Namibia had one chance and scored, unfortunately, we created many chances but failed to score but we are looking at the essence of the game.

“We looking at the shape of the team so we can see where they are lapses and loopholes that can be corrected before we go to Egypt.”

Black Stars will face South Africa in another friendly game on June 15.



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