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George Afriyie admits Comoros were tough for Ghana

George Afriyie says Comoros were not as easy an opponent as they seem on paper, following a 0-0 draw with Ghana on Friday.

The Black Stars management committee chairman watched in Mitsamiouli as the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers gave his team a scare.

Ghana was actually lucky at the Stade de Mohammed Said Cheikh as a goal was wrongly disallowed, which would have made their tasks infinitely harder in Kumasi.

“Yes, it was a disappointing result considering the fact that we had quality and with our pedigree and our recent performances we thought we were going to be beat them,” Afriyie said.

“We were very confident but we had to be cautious at the same because you agree with me that it’s a country of almost 700,000 population and about 250,000 living in France and half of that based in Marseille. With this, there is no doubt they possess some quality.”

Les Coelecantes will arrive in Ghana buoyed and knowing that their hosts are still bickering over winning bonus not paid since June.

Afriyie goes on, “Out of the 23 players, 22 of them were living in France and some scattered around Europe. So this day you don’t write your opponents off though I agree with you that looking at the FIFA ranking, they are above 100 and so it was going to be an easy task.”

“They gave us a very tough opposition and I think that they are a good side,” he concluded.

All Comoros need on Tuesday is a scoring draw to kick out their more illustrious opposition.

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