Following the goalless stalemate with the Barea of Madagascar on Sunday, Ghana coach Chris Hughton expressed his disappointment over the game.
The Barea of Madagascar held the black Stars of Ghana to a goalless encounter at the Municipal Stadium in Barea in their penultimate clash of the 2023 AFCON qualifier.
The former Newcastle manager has revealed his disappointment after the game, shifting focus on to the final group game with Central African Republic.
The Black Stars needed to win to advance to the Ivory Coast, but they underwhelmed, ending in a scoreless draw and placing them in a position where they must win the final match to advance.
Hughton emphasized his unhappiness over the team’s inability to score a goal in his post-game interview. The Black Stars had trouble scoring despite having a winning attitude going into the game.
“We are very disappointed. We came here with the attitude and mindset to win. To win a football match, you need to score goals. We found it difficult. We needed to be more forceful to create more opportunities to score,” Hughton said.
Hughton highlighted the team’s lack of goals as the most disappointing aspect of the match.
Ghana’s qualification to the 2023 AFCON tournament has now been delayed due to the draw.
To secure their place in the tournament, the Black Stars must win or draw in their final qualifier against the Central African Republic in September.
The upcoming match holds significant importance as Ghana strive to book their ticket to the prestigious AFCON competition.
Hughton cited the team’s inability to score as the most discouraging element of the game.
Due to the draw, Ghana’s eligibility for the 2023 AFCON competition has now been postponed.
The Black Stars must defeat the Central African Republic in their final qualifier in September or draw to guarantee their spot in the competition.
As Ghana tries to secure a spot in the renowned AFCON competition, the forthcoming game is crucial.