Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah has reportedly stated that he is not a coach who believes that formations work in football.
He made this known after his side started their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against South Africa with a convincing 2-0 win.
Addressing the media after the match, Kwesi Appiah addressed the concern about his team’s shape against Bafana Bafana.
“I don’t believe in coaches who depend on playing 4-5-1, 4-4-2 and all those kinds of stuff. The important thing is when you have the ball, tactically, your style of play changes,” he stated.
Kwesi Appiah spoke about his team’s system and what enabled his players to retain possession easily.
“Whenever we had the ball, you see two people going upfront. When we lost the ball, depending on where we lost it, we react differently. If we have lost the ball on the left side, the right midfielder is supposed to come in and then one of the strikers drops back.
So that we have at least about five players in the middle of the park. The reason we pack it that way is to make sure that we get the ball back. The essence of our game is to ensure that we have the ball so that we can play tactically how we want,” he added.