Appiah laments Al Khartoum's exit

Appiah laments Al Khartoum's exit
Al Khartoum coach Kwesi Appiah

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Monday Mar 02, 2015. 17:00

Kwesi Appiah has rued Al Khartoum's preliminary round elimination from the 2015 CAF Confederation Cup.

The ex-Black Stars coach's Confederation Cup campaign ended on a disappointing note with an early exit from the competition just two months after his appointment as Al Khartoum trainer.

Al Khartoum came into final leg match against Power Dynamos of Zambia armed with a 1-0 home win on February 14.

However, hosts’ Power overturned that result with a 2-0 home win on March 1 at a packed Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe to advance to the first round 2-1 on aggregate.

"They have never played under such a crowd, but its good experience for the players to play a competitive team and I will build on it," Appiah said in Kitwe prior to departure back to Sudan.

"But I have only been with this team for two months and when I joined they were never playing passing football on the ground, they used to just kick high balls, so I am still building the team tactically and technically.

"By May, I should be able to bring in new young players that will be able to play to my tactics and philosophy and we will be back much stronger in the competition."

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