2021 AFCON: Morocco deserved their win over Ghana, says Asamoah Gyan

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Cup of Nations Asamoah Gyan
JAN 13, 2022 LISTEN
Asamoah Gyan

Ghana legend, Asamoah Gyan believes Morocco deserved their win over Ghana on Monday.

The Black Stars suffered a defeat in their opening game against the Atlas Lion at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in their Group C opener.

Sofiane Boufal's 82nd-minute strike made the difference with the North African side picking their first win.

Gyan, however, believes the Black Sars allowed the Atlas Lions to dictate the game and were sluggish in pressing to win 50-50 balls.

The country's all-time leading goal scorer however added that he is confident the Black Stars will record their first win against Gabon on Friday.

"Morocco deserved their win against Ghana. We have young players but we failed tactically," he said on SuperSport TV.

"I think Benjamin Tetteh or Boakye-Yiadom could have come on early because we were playing through the wings and we needed someone with height to challenge the air balls.

"We not strong enough to pressure the Moroccans for the 50-50 balls. We allowed them to dictate the game but I believe we will correct our mistakes and make amends against Gabon," he added.

Ghana must beat Gabon and Coromos to secure their chances of playing in the next round of the tournament.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist