Ghana coach urged to ‘sit up’ after stunning loss to Sudan

Ghana coach urged to ‘sit up’ after stunning loss to Sudan

Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council Member and Black Stars Management Committee Chairman George Amoakoh believes that the technical team led by coach CK Akonnor must improve their game after the week's disappointing defeat passed to Sudan.

Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council Member and Black Stars Management Committee Chairman George Amoakoh believes that the technical team led by coach CK Akonnor must improve their game after the week’s disappointing defeat passed to Sudan.

After a good start to their 2022 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying campaign, the West Africans suffered their first loss on matchday four in a 1-0 loss to the Falcons in Omdurman.

The loss came five days after the Black Stars posted a 2-0 win over the same team in a third-week home game.

“I hope that the technical team will join in and correct all the errors; the mistakes that made us unable to score a goal [away to Sudan]Amoakoh told Graphic.

“The whole game was focused on midfield and our forays up front paid no dividend. They must make sure they can penetrate defenses and score goals; that’s the only way to win games.

“We did not achieve what we wanted to achieve; We thought we could draw or win the game, but we didn’t, and I think we need to learn some lessons from that.

“We had a lot of trouble getting exactly what we wanted due to Covid-19 and other factors. You realized there were a lot of late calls … but I think at the end of the day what we had in the bench could have won us the game.

“It didn’t go the way we wanted; If it doesn’t turn out the way you want it, what does it mean? I am not a technician to say that the selection was bad.

“The only thing I can say is that the way we played did not generate the goals necessary to win the game and indeed I wish the coaching team would do everything possible to ensure that the following games are won and won beautifully.”

Ghana’s head coach Akonnor, who replaced James Kwasi Appiah in January, won one and lost one of the two competitive matches played so far and similarly won two and lost two of the four matches played so far in all competitions.

The Black Stars, who continue to lead Group C despite their away loss to Sudan, are back in action with matches against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in March next year.

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