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Tue, 11 Jun 2024 Football News

2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Otto Addo lauds Black Stars second half comeback against CAR

2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Otto Addo lauds Black Stars second half comeback against CAR
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Ghana coach, Otto Addo has hailed his team's second-half comeback win against the Central African Republic, stating that the performance should be the new 'standard' for the Black Stars.

The Black Stars ended the first part of the game losing 2-1 but the team staged a comeback to end the game 4-3 at the Baba Yara Stadium on Monday night in the matchday four games of the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.

Jordan Ayew scored twice, adding to his first-half penalty to complete his hat-trick, while Fatawu Issahaku also found the back of the net to help the Stars secure a 4-3 victory.

“We had problems in the first half, finding solutions upfront. But I will take it on my own because the way we played was too complicated given we had only a few days to train,” Addo said in a post-match interview.

“We changed our shape and our wingers, and so in the second half, we had more crossed and goal attempts, but also, defensively, we were more comfortable.

“This should be our standard. That second-half performance. But if we keep at it, the probability is that we can win a lot of matches and prolong this spell.”

Ghana now top Group I with nine points, while Comoros and Madagascar are set to play their matches later on Tuesday.

Otto Addo and his side will next face Chad and Madagascar in March 2025 in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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