Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has stated that he was pleased with the 1-1 draw Ghana had with Egypt on Sunday. The Coach of the Black Stars, explained his satisfaction with his side’s performance after the game.
The Black Stars were held to a pulsating 1-1 draw in their final Group E 2018 World Cup qualifier in Kumasi, with Mahmoud Shikabala opening the scoring for the Pharaohs before Edwin Gyasi equalised for the Black Stars.
The match was merely academic, with Egypt having already secured top spot and World Cup qualification.
“I’m happy with the result especially because we had a challenge of finding the right balance between three or four experienced players and several new faces,” Appiah told the media after the game.
“We were confident that we would get a positive result as the match is played at home but at the same time we were aware that the game would not be easy.
“I was confident that we would score the equalizer. The fans were a source of some stress but we finally managed to score.”
The result saw Ghana finish third on the log behind Egypt and Uganda, while Congo were placed last.