Stephen Appiah explains why Ghana failed to beat Congo in Kumasi

By Mutala Yakubu
Stephen Appiah

Former Ghana International and coordinator for the Black Stars Stephen Appiah has cited pressure as the reason behind Ghana's inability to beat Congo in Kumasi.

The Black Stars dropped vital points against Congo in a World Cup qualifier in Kumasi when they drew 1-1 with the Red Devils.

“On Thursday, before the game, I told the players that I have experienced something like that before. I quite remember in 2006, South Africa played against Lesotho on Saturday and we played against Burkina Faso on Sunday, so it was very difficult for the players because it put more pressure on you.”

“That was what I saw when we were in camp, so I tried to psyche the players, we tried to talk to them and during their warming up you can sense something is wrong with them,” Stephen Appiah said on the Football Legends Night Show on GHOne TV.

The Black Stars are 3rd in the World Cup qualifying series and are on the verge of missing out on a 4th consecutive time.