The ex-Black Stars captain is urging the players to forget about their win against Sudan and put in their best against the Crocodiles on SudanA former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has advised the Black Stars to remain focused and forget about their win over Sudan.
Ghana beat the Nile Crocodiles 3-1 last Friday in Omdurman in the 2014 World Cup qualifier, but has another stern test against Lesotho on Sunday.
The ex-Juventus talisman reckons a tough battle in Maseru against a side that lost heavily to Group D leaders Zambia on Saturday. Ghana beat Lesotho 7-0 in Kumasi in October last year.
“We still have to put our feet on the ground. We don't have to fly high, we are on track and I think that the Black Stars can qualify to the World Cup but still there is a long way to go and I think we have to be careful. I am happy at how we played against Sudan, at a point we were down with one man but we still won the game,” Appiah told Goal Ghana.
Ghana occupy the second spot in Group D and a win in Maseru will put the team in pole position of reaching the next round of qualifiers with a game in hand.
Appiah: “Playing against teams which are not known are always difficult but I like the spirit the guys showed in Sudan and I think that same seriousness must be attached to the side’s build-up to Sunday’s game.”
Appiah who retired from international football in 2010 after leading Ghana to two World Cup tournaments in Germany and South Africa is calling on the team to remain calm and concentrate on the game against the Crocodiles on Sunday.