The Black Galaxies got off to a slow start in the African Nations Championship on Sunday, leading the team’s head coach, Annor Walker, to voice his dissatisfaction with his players, particularly in the first half of the game.
Ghana’s return to the competition after missing the previous three caused the two-time finalists to be taken aback by the first-time competitors, who triumphed by a 2-1 to put Ghana at risk of being eliminated in the first round of the competition.
The victory by the first-time competitors put Ghana at risk of existing the competition in the first round. Both Solomampionona Razafindranaivo and Olivier Randriatsiferana of Madagascar were able to find the back of the net, which allowed their team to take the initiative in the contest.
Asante Kotoko’s Augustine Agyapong, a defender on the team, scored a goal for his team with a cross that was headed toward the goal and ended up in the back of the net. “I feel as though my guys let me down in the first half, but I just put it up to being one of those things that occur in football,” the coach said.
“It’s just one of those things that happens in the sport.” Walker expressed his disappointment to the other players by saying, “We were well-prepared for this game, but we lost because of little mistakes.” “We are pretty dissatisfied.”
“That’s just one of many unexpected things that may happen in football.” It happens rather regularly in competitions when formidable teams are eliminated in the preliminary rounds. Despite the fact that we suffered a loss, there is still a chance for us to win the competition at this stage.
Annor Walker, when asked where he believes his team needs to improve, the head coach responded by saying that he still needs to review the game with his technical staff in order to fully analyze where things may have gone wrong in their devastating loss.
“During most of the first half, Madagascar played quite well, but we were unable to find our typical rhythm as well.” Aside from that, I didn’t notice anything else that set them apart from others that I’ve seen. Although they were doing an excellent job of maintaining control of the ball, I believe that we could have done a better job ourselves.
Before our next game on Thursday, we will need to look at these aspects and make the necessary adjustments. The head coach arrived at the following realization:
“I still need to evaluate the game and make a good judgment as to where exactly we went wrong and how it has to be corrected.”
In order for the Black Galaxies to keep their dreams of moving on to the next round of the competition alive, they need to win their forthcoming encounter on Thursday against Sudan.