2021 AfconQ: Akonnor happy with gamers output after defeat to Sudan
Ghana coach, C.Okay. Akonnor, says his staff ‘did properly’ regardless of their 1-0 defeat to Sudan within the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers on Tuesday.
Sudan, after shedding to the Black Stars within the first leg 2-0, denied Ghana’s early qualification to the competitors to be hosted by Cameroon in early 2022.
Abdel Raman rose above the Ghanaian defence to move residence from shut vary on the Al Hilal Stadium in Omdurman.
“Total, I feel we did properly,” coach Akonnor mentioned after the sport.
“The gamers fought underneath uncomfortable situations just like the climate and the Sudanese tried to frustrate us earlier than the sport and I respect the gamers’ effort,” he mentioned.
He additionally remarked that Sudan totally deserved their win as they fought with grit.
“The Sudanese gamers had been hungrier than us. We are going to study from the errors we did at present and we’ll do properly in opposition to South Africa and São Tomé and qualify,” he mentioned.
The defeat has now blown huge open qualifying Group C, with solely a greater purpose distinction separating Ghana and South Africa who’re each on 9 factors.
Sudan in the meantime, have six factors.
Coach Akonnor and his males have to attend for his or her subsequent win to e-book their qualification to the continental showpiece in January 2022.
The Stars have a visit to South Africa and Sao Tome at residence on March 22 and 30, 2021 respectively to finish their qualification marketing campaign.