Monday, 10 October 2016

2018 WCQ: Poor Planning Cost Black Stars - Appiah

Ex Ghana captain, Stephen Appiah, has blamed poor planning as being the reason for Ghana’s stalemate against Uganda in their 2018 World Cup qualifier opener.

According to the retired footballer, the players’ timing for the game was inappropriate, as majority of them arrived late to camp, hence unable to acclimatize to weather conditions at the time.

Appiah found it illogical for a World Cup qualifier to be rescheduled in order to honour a friendly match with the Bafana Bafana, deeming it as a non-starter considering the pedigree of Ghana as a football nation.

He said: “I was unhappy why the game had to be played on Friday because of the friendly match with South Africa, considering the arrival of the players from their respective clubs,  especially from Europe.

“The time span to the matchday was very limited and, they might have been tired, considering the flight schedule and some external factors that hindered their preparedness for the game.”

Meanwhile, the Black Stars have arrived in South Africa for an international friendly against the Bafana Bafana to be played on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 17:00 GMT.

2018 WCQ: Poor Planning Cost Black Stars - Appiah

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