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Ghana head coach Kwesi Appiah has angrily responded to critics after his team qualified for the knockout stages of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt. 

Appiah and company had come under heavy criticism, especially having drawn the opening two matches against Benin and defending champions Cameroon. 

However, the team came good on the last day of Group F action, beating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 to advance to the next round as group winners after Cameroon were held to another goalless draw by Benin.

"If you are a player and you are afraid of criticisms you better stop playing or coaching," he said after the game. "Me I'm used to it," he added.

"Once they criticise you look at the good things and you learn from it. At the end of the day, nobody is perfect. As for criticisms, you could win all your matches and still have people hate you or get jealous of you," he added.

"They (Critics) will say all they want but the most important thing is that we deliver. We got some games to come, we are praying we take one game at a time till we get to the end," he added. 

The Black Stars will next face Tunisia in the last 16 of the competition on Monday, hoping to make it to the quarterfinals. 

They have played in each of the last six semifinals of the competition and will be aiming to go a step further. 

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