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Assistant coach Maxwell Konadu adamant Ghana will be better against Egypt
Ghana assistant coach Maxwell Konadu believes that his team will improve against Egypt when they meet next month in the African World Cup Qualifications.
After kicking off the group stage of World Cup Qualification with a disappointing draw at home against Uganda, the Black Stars ended their preparation for Egypt with a 1-1 draw in a friendly against South Africa on Tuesday.
“Generally it was an impressing game, both teams played very well. In the first half we were better but in the second half the South Africans were stronger,” Konadu told the media in a press conference after the game.
“It’s a good exercise for us. We know what we have to do next when we go home and hopefully in our next qualifier against Egypt we will be better than this,” Konadu continued.
“It was a good experience. We won’t have any international games before our game against Egypt so we gave the chance to some players and we saw that once they were given the chance they can do it for us,” the 43 year-old added.
Ghana will have to travel to Alexandria next month where they are facing the Pharaohs, but Konadu isn’t worried about the friendly draw against one of the most talented teams in Africa.
“South Africa is one of the best teams in Africa no doubt. They have too much talent and it can’t be explained how they can’t qualify to the cup of nations, I think they have a very good generation that can do well.
“Today we didn’t start most of our regular players, it was the time we have to try the new players who just joined the team. Today wasn’t about winning the game only.
“If we had won the game we’d have been happy but winning isn’t everything. Sometimes you have to test your players and see what they can bring,” Konadu concluded.