Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko has expressed his disappointment following Ghana’s early elimination from the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
Despite accumulating four points from three games, Ghana failed to advance to the next stage of the tournament. Their hopes were dashed on Friday night as they were unable to secure a victory against Guinea, resulting in Guinea progressing while the Black Meteors’ dreams of qualifying for the Paris Olympic Games came to an end.
“I think we disappointed Ghanaians and ourselves but we give thanks to God in every situation and like I said we will analyze and know what didn’t go well,” Tanko said in a post-match press conference.
Guinea proved to be the superior team, earning a 1-1 draw and advancing to the semi-finals alongside Group A leaders Morocco.
Despite both teams entering the match with three points, Guinea held the advantage with a superior goal difference, knowing that a draw would secure their progression.
Forward Emmanuel Yeboah capitalised on a series of defensive errors by Guinea, showcasing his skills with a superb finish to give Ghana the lead.
However, Ghana’s defensive woes persisted, as they conceded their eighth goal in just three games. In the 60th minute, Ibrahima Breze’s well-executed volley earned Guinea a well-deserved equaliser.