Ghana coach Appiah: Niger is 'most difficult' game

GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer Published:

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) -- The pressure appeared to have eased on Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah as he explained with a smile his complete ignorance of Twitter to smirks from two players sitting beside him.

Appiah said on Saturday he didn't know about "this tweeting thing" and was therefore unaware of the message of support sent on the social media site to his team by former international Kevin-Prince Boateng of AC Milan.

But while Boateng's congratulations to the team after its 1-0 win over Mali at the African Cup of Nations reflected the relief of Ghana followers following a poor start, Appiah also warns that the toughest challenge in Group B is to come.

Needing a draw to guarantee a place in the quarterfinals, Appiah says Monday's game against Niger is Ghana's "most difficult" so far.