CK Akonnor, the Black Stars head coach, has blamed his side’s defeat to Mali to lack of preparation.
His comments come after Ghana suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Mali on Friday in Charles Akonnor’s first game as the Black Stars head coach.
Mali dominated and netted three unanswered goals against the neighbors making sure Akonnor begun his reign with a defeat.
According to coach Akonnor, his charges should not be blamed for the heavy loss as there was no cohesion and order against the West African side.
Speaking to an Accra0-based FM station, Akonnor said “I won’t blame the players for the defeat but the key thing which resulted in our loss to Mali was that the team was not organized,”
“The players didn’t know themselves because most of them were debutants and even the first time they’re playing together.”
“We trained for only two days and there was lack of understanding as well. These are the few things which affected us during the game”
“Mali didn’t play anything extraordinary but they were an organized side which handed them the victory”
Ghana will face Qatar on today, Monday as they look to redeem themselves from the Mali defeat.