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Black Stars eye early AFCON 2019 qualification - Coach Kwesi Appiah

By Haruna Mubarak
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah
Black Stars eye early AFCON 2019 qualification - Coach Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah says the team is focused on the qualification of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as early as possible.

Coach Kwesi Appiah is keen to qualify the Black Stars for the 2019 AFCON in Cameroon "as soon as possible". 

The Black Stars will hope to take all three points against Ethiopia as they square off with the Walias in Addis Ababa on Sunday, 18 November 2018.

According to the gaffer, a victory in Ethiopia will avert immense pressure on the team and therefore "we all can relax", he said.

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"We have kept on monitoring our players and I believe that now, the concentration [is] on how best we can qualify as soon as possible," Appiah told Daily Graphic.

"We have got two games ahead of us. We just need to get a win in Ethiopia and then we all can relax. We have had no problems as of now because the monitoring [exercise] has been going on well.

"No injuries as of now, so hopefully by the end of this week, we should look at their games [abroad] and then bring out the final team for the Ethiopia game."

The Harambee Stars of Kenya top Group F with seven points followed by Ethiopia with four points with Ghana sitting third with three points and Sierra Leone languishing at the bottom with three points.

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