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African Countries Must Lift Up Their Game At World Cups – Stephen Appiah

Former Black Stars captain, Stephen Appiah, has expressed dissatisfaction with respect to the performance of African teams at this year’s World Cup.

Appiah’s comment came in the wake of a poor show by the African teams at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.

The five African teams (Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria and Morocco) that took part in this year’s World Cup failed to progress from their respective groups.

 “I think African countries must lift up their game at the World Cup. Is not good if all our participants are eliminated at the group stage, not encouraging at all,” Appiah told the Media doing the Ghana Football Awards.

“We lack in some technical aspect, Nigeria were six minutes away from making it to the next stage but they could not delay time and stood there for Argentina to score. Belgium resorted to technical time delay against Brazil in the final six minutes when the heat was on them. They always located Hazard who stood on the ball and drew fouls just to kill time, is about time we learn some of this things,” he added.

Appiah, who is now Black Stars Technical Coordinator led Ghana to it’s first ever World Cup in 2006 and was part of the team that failed to reach the semifinals in 2010.

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