Kwesi Appiah wants to book Ghana’s 2019 Afcon ticket ‘as soon as possible’

Sports News of Wednesday, 7 November 2018



Kwesi Appiah

James Kwesi Appiah is hoping to book a ticket for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when his side meets Ethiopia, November 18 fixture in Addis Ababa.

Ghana are third in Group F with two more matches to end the series, the Black Stars will be hoping to bounce from defeat against Kenya in Nairobi.

Three points will all but confirm the four-time African champions as one of the two qualifying teams from the group, ahead of the final round of games in March next year.

A scheduled doubleheader against Sierra Leone last month was cancelled at the last hour after Fifa indefinitely banned the Leone Stars’ football association on ground of “governmental interference”.

“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.”

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