18 February 2013

Ghana: Kwesi Appiah Accepts Blame

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has taken full responsibility of the team's abject display at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars lost their last two matches against Burkina Faso and Mali in the semi-final and third-place matches respectively.

Before that, the four-time African champions were second best in their quarter-final clash against Cape Verde but won 2-0.

Appiah admitted some of his decisions contributed to the team's unconvincing performances at the tournament.

"I made some tactical errors in the course of the competition," the soft-speaking trainer said at a press conference on Friday afternoon.

"I have learnt very useful lessons from the experience in South Africa and I hope to correct such mistakes for the good of the team in future."

The Ghana Football Association has told Appiah to continue his work as Black Stars coach. Appiah will now have to assemble a squad that will play Sudan on March 24 in a must-win 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

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