Kwesi Appiah pats Black Stars on the back after Lesotho win

The Ghana manager did not mince words in praising his men for beating Lesotho to move to the top of the Group D table of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has praised his players for their output in the victory against Lesotho in the 2014 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.

The Black Stars beat the Basotho 2-0 to move to the summit of Group D table ahead of the final match in the group qualifying round.

The four-time African champions also beat Sudan 3-1 last week with captain Asamoah Gyan emerging as the biggest force in both games.

Appiah takes delight in the performance of his team as he looks ahead to the final clash with Zambia in September.

“I thank the players because when they came home, under normal circumstances they should have been on holidays but we started training straight away and left for Ethiopia,” Appiah said.

“They have been disciplined and unity in camp is high, the players themselves were so determined to win the match.”

He added: “My concentration now is on Zambia and looking at the way we are playing, I have no doubt that after few corrections, we will go far.”

Ghana need just a draw against Zambia to make it to the play-offs stage where Africa’s five representatives will be picked for the 2014 global football showpiece in Brazil.