Ghana Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah has revealed that the final group game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Egypt was meant to be a buildup exercise for the future.
Egypt held Ghana to a 1-1 draw in Cape Coast on Sunday after Mohammed Sikaballa opened the scoring for the Pharaoh’s on the hour mark before Edwin Gyasi equalized with a brilliant strike three minutes later.
Speaking to the press after the game, head Coach Kwesi Appiah confirmed the game was supposed to be used to build a formidable team for 2019 since they were already out of contention for a place in Russia 2018.
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"We knew we were already out of the race to qualify for the world cup so I wanted to give other players the opportunity to see what they can also offer my new team for 2019”, he said.