Saturday 29th June, 2019
Dennis Osei Gyamfi, GNA
Accra, June 29, GNA
– Yaw Acheampong, a former member of the senior national team, the Black Stars,
has said the team has enough quality to win their second group game of the
ongoing 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) against defending champions
Cameroon on Saturday.
The Black Stars have
a tougher test after failing to pick all three points in their opening group
game against Benin.
The team drew 2-2 in
an underwhelming performance in the opening game against the Squirrels of Benin
and would have to improve if they have hope of gaining any positive results.
In Ghana’s opening
match against Benin, the Black Stars really were their own worst enemy.
A sloppy bit of play
saw the Stars go down two minutes in and then after battling back to take a 2-1
lead through Andre Ayew and Jordan Ayew, John Boye received a red card, and
they couldn’t hold on for the win.
Lions of Cameroon on the on hand leads the table after posting a comfortable
2-0 win in their opening fixture against Guinea Bissau and will be hoping to
record back to back group stage victories when they take on Ghana in the second
round of group fixtures.
In an interview with
the GNA Sports, the coach of Elmina Sharks said he was confident that Ghana
could pull strings to offset the odds on Saturday evening.
“I saw them
(Cameroon), they are not that aggressive. Tactically they are very good. They
have the European style of play – they start a slow build up and give long
passes because they have fast runners and good strikers upfront.
“We also have to
strategize because they are too open and we have good players who can terrorize
them and the let them make a lot of mistakes. They have a good goalkeeper as
well, but for Ghana, it’s all about planning,” the two time AFCON participant
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