Coach of Ghana’s Black Stars, James Kwesi Appiah has described Ghana’s game 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2019) opening game against Benin as a good one.
The Black Stars played a 2-2 draw with the Squirrels of Benin at the Ismailia Stadium in Egypt on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
After conceding under two minutes, Ghana bounced back to end the first 2-1 with goals from the Ayew brothers, Dede and Jordan.
But a red card for defender John Boye in the 54th minute put Ghana under pressure leading to an equaliser for the Beninois.
The result got many Ghanaians disappointed in the Black Stars with even call ing for the head of Coach Kwesi Appiah.
But speaking at the post-match press conference, Coach Appiah indicated that it was a good game considering the circumstances.
For him, the lack of concentration in the early stages which led to the first goal for Benin and the red card in the second half were meant that the 2-2 draw was a reasonable result.
"It was a good game, we didn't concentrate in the first half. In the second half, it was hard to play with 10 players. A draw was reasonable," he stated.
Coach Kwesi Appiah further expressed full confidence in his team for the next game.
"I didn't lose hope in my team and wait for us in the next game," he boldly said.
Ghana will play Cameroon at 5:00pm on Saturday, June 25, 2019.
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