2021 AFCON: This is not the Black Stars we have known, says disappointed Asamoah Gyan

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Cup of Nations 2021 AFCON: This is not the Black Stars we have known, says disappointed Asamoah Gyan
JAN 18, 2022 LISTEN

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan has been left disappointed with the performance of the senior national team, the Black Stars.

Ghana were bundled out of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] in Cameroon after a 3-2 defeat to Comoros in their final Group C game.

The defeat mean the Black Stars exited the tournament without a win after finishing 4th with just a point.

Speaking after the game, Gyan said he was disappointed that the Black Stars only showed any desire when they went down to 10 men after captain Andre Ayew was sent off in the first half.

According to Ghana’s highest-ever goalscorer, this is not what Ghanaians have come to expect from the Black Stars.

“I’m devastated. I’m shocked. You can’t win a game with this kind of attitude. I saw the real Ghana when we went down to ten men,” he said on SuperSport TV.

“We didn’t have a sense of urgency throughout the tournament. Why do you only push when you have ten men instead of 11 men? We didn’t play with determination We didn’t play with any ambition. We’ve lost, we’re going home.”

Ghana compared Ghana’s AFCON 2021 run with Algeria’s – the defending champions have drawn one and lost one of their first two games and are yet to score a goal – stating that the North Africans are at least creating chances and playing well.

“Everyone in Ghana will be disappointed. We didn’t create many chances and we’re going home. I’m very disappointed we’re going home. We didn’t see the Ghana we know today,” he added.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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