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James Appiah: I was confident of equalizing against Egypt

James Kwesi Appiah, head coach of Ghana

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’s national team head coach James Appiah expressed his confidence in his players’ abilities despite the 1-1 tie against Egypt in the last game of Group E’s African World Cup qualifiers.

Egypt drew with Ghana 1-1 as Shikabala fired the pharaohs’ goal to mark the end of the Egyptians’ qualification journey to the 2018 World Cup.

In the post match conference, Appiah stated, “We dominated the possession during the game and I was confident of my players’ abilities to score the equalizer; with the fans’ support and pressure on the Egyptian players, it happened.”

He added, ” I knew I was going to play today’s match with new players. Only three or four players were added to the formation. We are confident of this team and we knew that today’s match was not going to be easy.”

The Egyptians finish the qualifiers on top of group E with 13 points with four wins, one draw and one loss. Uganda remain in the second place with 9 points, Ghana in the third place with 7 points and the Republic of Congo in the last place with two points.

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