James Kwesi Appiah happy with Egypt draw

James Kwesi Appiah happy with Egypt draw
Kwesi Appiah

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Nov 13, 2017. 15:30

Ghana coach James Kwesi Appiah has declared himself “happy” with his side’s 1-1 draw with Egypt on Sunday.

The teams played out the stalemate 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 beIN Sports.

"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.

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