AFCON 2021: Pundit Asamoah Gyan Explains Where Ghana Lacked In Morocco Defeat
Asamoah Gyan has explained where the Ghana Black Stars lacked in their opening 2021 African Cup of nations game defeat to Morocco.
According to the former Black Stars captain and specialist analyst on DSTV’s SuperSport channel, the Black Stars lacked urgency in their defeat to Morocco.
“There was no urgency from the Black Stars. We wanted to catch the Moroccans on counterattack. I was expecting Issahaku to come on, but it was late, and it affected us. In games like this, you need to take your chances and win the game,” he said on SuperSport.
“If you create the chances and fail to convert them, the fans will not be happy,” Gyan, who missed the tournament for the first time since 2008 added.
Asamoah Gyan on #TeamGhana/#TeamMorocco game.
“Today wasn’t the best of games but I’m sure they will improve.”#AFCONwithJuliet pic.twitter.com/Sjm4xAzUY1
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) January 10, 2022
Super proud of you king @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 , Great submission so far . Very Eloquent, diction and technical knowledge of the game Top Top , speaking as a Coach that some of us know already and a player with vast experience . Chai ❤️❤️❤️ 🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 #ssafcon2021 #AFCONOnDStv #AfconHub2021 pic.twitter.com/PqN6Zvr83E
— Sammy Anim Addo (@AnimSammy) January 11, 2022
The four times African champions lost their opening Group C game to the Atlas Lions by 1-0 on Monday, January 10.
Ghana now has two games to play, Gabon, Friday, January 14, and Comoros, Tuesday, January 18, in the group stage at 7PM in the two games.
The Black Stars are seeking to end their 40 years AFCON drought by winning their 5th trophy, after winning their last trophy in 1982 in Libya.
Ghana has been to finals on three times after their last trophy, losing to the Ivory Coast on penalties in 1992 and 2015 and were beaten 1-0 by Egypt in Angola 2010.