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26.11.2019 Football News

Ghana's Penalty Woes Due To Lack Of Character And Practice - Abukari Damba

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Ghana's Penalty Woes Due To Lack Of Character And Practice - Abukari Damba

Former Black Stars goalkeeper, Abukari Damba says Ghana’s penalty woes are down to a lack of cool heads and absence of practice.

Ahead of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season, Premier League and Division One clubs will adopt penalty shootout should a match end in a stalemate.

The former Dreams FC goalkeeper's trainer expressed these thoughts in the wake of the Black Meteors exit at the U – 23 AFCON following their loss to South Africa via a penalty shootout after Emmanuel Cudjoe missed his kick.

Speaking on Citi TV, he emphasized that a conscious effort must be made to master the emotions and technique required to navigate a shootout.

“It all has to with the character of the individual, your character is very important.

“Repeated effort also helps because then it becomes a habit.

“This is not just a football thing because in life anything you do requires some amount of practice.

“Many repetitions will give you the temperament to be able to withstand the pressure,” he stated.

The Black Meteors have now failed to make it to the Olympic football tournament since Athens 2004.

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