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Appiah delighted with Ghana´s precision

25 March 2013 08:50

Head coach James Kwesi Appiah says tactical superiority led Ghana to a 4-0 win over Sudan in Sunday's World Cup qualifier.

Appiah's team moved to the top of CAF's World Cup qualifying Group D after destroying Sudan in Kumasi with Asamoah Gyan, Wakaso Mubarak, Abdul Majeed Waris and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu scoring for Ghana.

Ghana have six points from their opening three games in the second round of African qualifying for Brazil 2014, leading Zambia and Sudan by two points and Appiah was thrilled to see his side get the job done.

"I have always insisted that the point gap between us and Zambia did not matter as long as we can win all our games," Appiah told GNA.

"Winning all our games is all that matters and today, the boys proved that.

"We walked into the game knowing we needed to win to keep on course and though we were desperate to get the goals, the boys still stayed composed and worked hard."

The former left-back for the Ghanaian national team praised his players' commitment to his tactical setup.

"The players were tactically disciplined today and the way we played proved we were tactically better," Appiah said.

Fulham midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong, who is on loan from Arsenal, came off the bench in the 67th minute to make his debut for Ghana and the former England youth international was buzzing after representing the country of his birth for the first time.

"I feel very proud because this is a fantastic day for me, my family and all my fans," Frimpong said.

"I will never forget today.

"I always wanted this; just to play for this team with this many top-class players.

"They (the other players) made me easily feel at home and all welcomed and that made it simple to settle in."

Frimpong is convinced Ghana can overcome Zambia, Sudan and Lesotho, advance to the final round of CAF World Cup qualifying and then become one of the five African nations to play in Brazil next year.

"It is a very good result for us today," the 21-year-old said.

"It was a tough game but we kept our focus and worked hard.

"We all knew what was at stake and as long as we can keep working and our focus, we will be in Brazil."

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Ghana

W D L D L

4 - 0

Sudan

L L L L W
Competition
WC Qualification Africa
Date
24 March 2013
Game week
3
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0
Venue
Baba Yara Stadium (Kumasi)
Attendance
38000

Goals

A. Gyan 19'  
1 - 0
W. Mubarak 38'  
2 - 0
A. Waris 80'  
3 - 0
4 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

Wednesday 1 October

17:20
16:53
16:50
16:25
16:12
15:11
14:29
14:14
13:53
13:09
12:44
12:20
11:48
11:43
11:21
11:10
10:53
10:02
10:01
09:34
07:00
06:58
06:09
05:10
04:18
04:00
03:16
02:47
02:16
02:12
01:00
00:19
00:10
00:09
00:03
00:02

Tuesday 30 September

23:57
23:56
23:51
23:49
23:45
23:43
23:34
23:15
23:15
23:04
23:00
22:59
22:51
22:44
22:40
22:39
22:38
22:38
21:36
21:25
21:02
20:54
20:32
19:57
19:50
19:49
19:46
19:37
19:14
19:10
19:04
17:22
16:58
16:41
16:26
16:18
15:00
14:35
14:24
13:45
13:17
12:05
11:00
10:43
09:51
09:46
07:59
07:30
06:30
05:45
04:39
04:28
03:45
03:13
02:37
02:22
01:31
01:14
00:40

Monday 29 September

23:48
23:45
23:26
22:57
22:27
22:15
21:48
21:36
21:27
20:40
20:27
19:36
19:19
18:21
17:52
17:32
17:24
17:06
17:02
16:57
16:40
16:18
15:53
15:10
14:48
14:40
14:22
14:21
13:47
13:32
12:58
12:47
12:12
11:58
11:27
10:53
10:43
10:17
10:04
09:45
09:14
08:24
07:04
06:30
06:04
05:40
05:00
04:50
04:14
04:12
04:10
04:03
03:08
03:03
02:39
02:24
01:39
01:32
01:28
00:43
00:00

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