Kwesi Appiah insists he will not allow criticism of his Ghana tenure to affect him as his team look to win the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 1982 in Egypt. 

The Black Stars after a disappointing start which saw them collect two points in two games qualified to the Round of 16 as winners of Group F thanks to a 2-0 win over Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday.

“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. I, for instance, will do the best that I can.

“As for criticisms you could win all your matches and still have people hate you or get jealous of you,” he added.

Kwesi Appiah and his charges are determined to end the country’s 37-year wait for the title insisting they will do their best to deliver.

“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 said.

Ghana will face Tunisia in the last 16 of the competition on Monday.


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