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23.09.2019 Football News

CHAN Qualifiers: Ghana Can Shock Burkina Faso In Ouagadougou - Maxwell Konadu

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
CHAN Qualifiers: Ghana Can Shock Burkina Faso In Ouagadougou - Maxwell Konadu
SEP 23, 2019 FOOTBALL NEWS

Coach Maxwell Konadu believes his Black Stars 'B' side have the requisite qualities of turning things around in the 2020 African Nations Championship (Chan) qualifiers following a disappointing result against Burkina Faso on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

The Burkinabes astonishingly defeated Ghana by a lone goal leaving their hopes of returning to the continental showpiece in tatters.

Yannick Wendyam Pognongo scored the only goal in the fourth minute of stoppage.

"We never expected to concede in additional time," Konadu said after the game.

"We tried to unlock their defence which we did but their goalkeeper was also good on the day.

"It was a difficult game."
The aggregate winners will join hosts Cameroon and 14 other teams for the final tournament in January next year.

"This is only the first leg. We have another 90 minutes to play and I strongly believe anything can happen in Burkina Faso," Konadu stated.

"We have a good team and we can cause havoc in Burkina. We can also qualify.

"It is possible that we can also beat them in Ouagadougou to qualify. We'll do everything to qualify for the 2020 Chan."

The Black Stars' best performance at the championship remains second-placed finishes in 2009 and 2014, having played at the event on three occasions. The other appearance came in 2011.

Chan is exclusively reserved for players plying their trade in their local leagues.

The second leg is in Ouagadougou on October 15.

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