George Boateng reacts to Black Stars abysmal 2023 AFCON campaign

Football News George Boateng reacts to Black Stars abysmal 2023 AFCON campaign
FEB 12, 2024 LISTEN

Former assistant coach of the Black Stars, George Boateng, has spoken out about the team's disappointing performance in the recently concluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign.

Ghana, with hopes of clinching their fifth title, exited the tournament at the group stage without securing a victory in any of their group matches.

The West African nation managed two draws and suffered a defeat, ultimately finishing third in Group B.

This early elimination marks the Black Stars' second consecutive departure at the group stage in AFCON history.

Following the team's underwhelming display, Chris Hughton and the entire coaching staff were relieved of their duties.

Reflecting on the team's performance, Boateng, who previously served as the assistant coach for Aston Villa U-23, expressed, "It was challenging to accept the fact that we didn't advance to the next stage, but in football, as a coaching staff, our responsibility is to acknowledge it and analyze what went awry alongside the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and players. This process will enable us to learn from our mistakes and ensure that we are better prepared for future opportunities," as reported by Joy Sports.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association is in pursuit of a new coach for the Black Stars.

In the AFCON final held at the Stade Olympique Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast emerged victorious over the Super Eagles of Nigeria, securing their third continental title.

Despite initially trailing, Ivory Coast rallied to defeat Nigeria 2-1, clinching the championship on home soil on Sunday night.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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