Appiah sighs with relief after win
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah said it was great relief to win after a second half comeback by Zambia.
The Black Stars beat Zambia 2-1 to advance to the final playoff round of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers that kick off next month.
“Zambia is a very good side and we expected a very difficult game. Our ambition was to win though we knew a draw could even send us through,” Appiah said.
“Tactically, we planned to attack and defend together and the boys were on point. There were times they had difficulties because Zambia also have that much quality but the most important thing is, they worked as expected.
“We did not want to concede a goal, but that was not to be. We could not get all our chances of target. The team did well in the end.”
Ghana are chasing their third successive World Cup appearance after qualifying for the 2006 and 2010 editions of the tournament.