Although euphoric for qualifying, Ghana players complain of Malawi field

Mahmoud Elassal, Sunday 14 Oct 2012

Ghana veteran goalkeeper speaks excitedly about qualifying for the CAN 2013 finals but is upset about the Malawi stadium pitch

Adam Kwarasey
Ghana goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey

Ghana first-choice goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey is euphoric over the 1-0 win over Malawi in the 2013 African Nations Cup qualifiers on Saturday.

"I feel really good after the game and I’m happy for the qualification," Kwarasey was quoted as saying on Ghanasoccernet.

The Black Stars youngster Afriyie Acquah, who was making his first appearance with Ghana’s senior team, notched the only goal within the first three minutes. He converted a cross from Afriyie Acquah to give the Black Stars a 3-0 aggregate victory.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper claims the poor pitch in the Malawi stadium spoiled the beauty of the game.

"It was a good game but the pitch took away the beauty of the game. It was the worst pitch I have ever played on." Kwarasey concluded.

Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris, who also helped Ghana qualify for the South Africa 2013 Cup, also spoke excitedly about the win.

"Basically, Ghana qualifying is very great news for the team because we cannot afford to miss out of the competition," Waris told Ghanasoccernet.

"We went into the game with a positive mentality and we had the results we wanted. I feel very great to be part of the team that has ensured qualification for the country," he added.

Four-time winners Ghana, who finished fourth in the 2012 edition in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, will now make their 19th appearance in the tournament.

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