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2021 AFCON: Ex-Ghana goalkeeper Abukari Damba blasts Thomas Partey after poor display in Morocco defeat

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Cup of Nations 2021 AFCON: Ex-Ghana goalkeeper Abukari Damba blasts Thomas Partey after poor display in Morocco defeat
JAN 11, 2022 LISTEN

Ex-Ghana goalkeeper, Abukari Damba has slammed Arsenal midfielder, Thomas Partey following his unimpressive performance against Morocco.

The Black Stars succumbed to Soufiane Boufal’s late second-half goal at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in the opening Group C game on Monday in the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON].

Damba, who was on GTV Sports Plus as a pundit was left disappointed with the performance of the 27-year-old highly-rated midfielder.

“The level of [Thomas] Partey and the kind of respect that Partey commands, I personally wanted to see something more from him,” Damba said.

“I wanted Partey to come to receive the ball and initiate the moves because you have everything but I did not see any of that.

“Stringing two, three, four passes, meaningful passes, there was none.

“The writer [referring to host, Kwabena Yeboah], we have a big challenge at hand and we need to wake up to the reality and it is the responsibility of the players to do this,” Abukari Damba added.

  • What next?

Ghana on Friday must win their second game against Gabon who knicked a goal past debutants, Comoros in the second Group C game on Monday.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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