Ghana's coach turns attention to Mali

Mohamad Mosselhi , Tuesday 22 Jan 2013

Ghana boss says his team should fully concentrate on their next game against Mali after they were held to a draw in their opening Nations Cup game

Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah (Photo: Reuters)

Ghana manager Kwesi Appiah said on Tuesday that his team should put their draw with DR Congo behind them and focus on Thursday's clash against Mali in Group B of the Africa Cup of Nations.

DR Congo came from two goals down to hold Ghana to a surprising 2-2 draw in their opening Nations Cup game on Sunday.

"The game against Congo is past and gone and we should forget about it," Appiah was quoted as saying by Ghana soccernet.

"What we need to do now is to concentrate on the next games. That’s more important at this time.

"I don’t want to go back and talk about Congo because it’s past. The future is more important now. Anything short of victory could prove disastrous for the African giants in the continental showpiece," he added

Ghana are now third in Group B with one point, two behind leaders Mali who opened their campaign with a late 1-0 victory over Niger.

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