Ghana head coach Appiah: Anything is still possible
Ghana’s national team head coach Kwesi Appiah still believes that any team in the group can still qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In an exclusive interview with FIFA, Appiah admitted that Ghana is at a tough spot in the qualifiers, as they have only one point, while Egypt have six, however, that will not stop them from seeking to win their upcoming matches and leapfrog Egypt.
The Black Stars are expected to face Congo on the 1st and 5th of September in the third and fourth round of the qualifiers and even though Congo are currently sitting at the bottom of the group Appiah is not going to let his guard down.
“We’re sitting on one point, while Egypt have got six. However, we’re going to try to win our upcoming matches and leapfrog them,” Appiah told FIFA.com.
“Congo have a good team. Nobody in this group can be taken lightly; on the contrary, we have to approach every match in the same manner, with the same desire.
“Every team has played two matches, so we’ve got four games left each and 12 points to play for. Anything is still possible, so long as we keep working hard and we perform well.
“We’ll have to see what happens, but I think anyone in the group can still qualify.
“I’m satisfied with the squad at my disposal. I just want to help them compete better in the remainder of the qualifying campaign and beyond. We have some young players in the team and we’ve got to ensure they kick on in the future,” Appiah added.
Egypt currently top the group with six points, two points above second-placed Uganda, while Ghana sit third with only one point and Congo languish at the bottom of the group with zero points.
The Black Stars have four more games to seal their faith on the road to Russia 2018. They are set to face Congo in consecutive games, and then Uganda on the 2nd of October, and finally Egypt on the 6th of November.
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