Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah has defended his team's performance in their 0-0 draw against defending champions Cameroon in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.
Appiah cut a frustrated figure as his side settled for a second successive draw in a poor start to the tournament, with the pressure growing by each match.
However, speaking after the match Appiah insisted they had 'a good match' against Cameroon, despite not being able to pick the three points.
“It’s quite unfortunate that we couldn’t utilize our chances but personally I was happy with the way the boys played,"
“They played how I wanted them to play. Tactically, our plan was to soak in the pressure and play on the counter-attack,” Appiah said at the post-match press conference.
“Most African teams like to pack the middle of the park so it’s not easy trying to play through the middle so what we did was to try and play out wide and send crosses in,” Appiah further elaborated on his game plan.
The Stars will now take on Guinea Bissau on Tuesday well aware that nothing short of a win will see them through to the next round.
They are currently second behind Cameroon on two points, while Benin are third with two points as well.
They have played in the last six semifinals tournaments and have had slow starts in almost all.
Match stats: Ghana vs Guinea Bissau