Kwesi Appiah Heaps Praises On Japan Despite 2-0 Defeat to Ghana

Kwesi Appiah and Stephen Appiah

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has hailed the tactical play of Japan despite their 2-0 loss to Ghana in an international friendly game on Wednesday at the Nissan Sports Stadium.

Ghana needed strikes from Thomas Partey and newboy Emmanuel Boateng.

Though Appiah’s side won the game, the Asian giants made a lot of tactical switch in the game but they couldn’t hit the back of the net.

“Tactically, the Japanese team were not a bad side whenever they had the ball,” Appiah said.

“They moved very well up front but I think there were some lapses with their defending. I think it’s a very good exercise for Japan in the sense that I don’t believe in winning games before the World Cup.”

“It’s important that you lose sometimes because you learn from your mistakes. You do it now and then the coach can learn from it and perform very well at the World Cup,” he added.