2019 AFCON QUALIFIER: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah insists absence of Dede and Gyan will not affect his side against Kenya

2019-afcon-qualifier-ghana-coach-kwesi-appiah-insists-absence-of-dede-and-gyan-will-not-affect-his-side-against-kenya2019 AFCON QUALIFIER: Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah insists absence of Dede and Gyan will not affect his side against KenyaGhana coach Kwasi Appiah has confidently revealed that the absence of skipper Asamoah Gyan and his assistant Andre Dede Ayew will not affect his side negatively as they take on Kenya on Saturday.

The two influential players were snubbed by the Ghana coach for the crucial clash with the Harambee Stars of Kenya in the 2019 AFCON qualifier.

Many have tipped the absence of the two star who have been overly influential to the Black Stars to affect Kwasi Appiah’s side but the former Ghana skipper insists his side is poised for action.

“Kenya is home, we severally camp here, we feel free everything is good, the weather, the language and the people too,” coach Appiah said.

“We’ve prepared well, I am trying to know my team and I don’t believe in what supporters are saying that I left out one or two key players,

“Ghana has a lot of players, those not with us now will be with us in the future.”

The Black Stars checked into Kenya on Thursday night ahead of the match scheduled for Saturday at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.

The four-time African champions top the group with three points level with second-placed Sierra Leone, who play bottom-placed Ethiopia in Addis on Sunday.

Kenya desperately need a win to recover from the 2-1 loss suffered in the first opening away defeat to Sierra Leone June last year to revive qualification chances for the continental showpiece slated for Cameroon next year.

By: Sheikh Tophic Sienu @desheikhg1 on twitter2018-09-07 08:00:54Afcon

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