2022 WCQ: Akonnor admits to poor performance against Ethiopia

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Ghana head coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor has expressed disappointment over the performances of some of his charges in the slender victory against Ethiopia in Friday’s night 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Akonnor admitted that the team’s output did not meet expectations despite the 1-0 at the Cape Coast Stadium.

A Mubarak Wakas first-half strike was all that Ghana needed to secure the victory against the Wallas of Ethiopia in the opening fixture of Group G.

“There were also other bad performances from some players on the field. We managed to win. It was a very difficult game” Akonnor told reporters after the game.

“We were not too exciting as we expected to play, I must admit. But we managed to win the three points which is the most important thing”

The Black Stars will leave the shores of Ghana Saturday to Johannesburg to face South Africa on Monday, September 6 for the second round of matches of the qualifiers.

Ghana are currently leading the Group G log after Zimbabwe and South Africa had shared spoils in the other group fixture on Friday afternoon.

Ghana will be without the players who ply their trade in England due to the Covid-19 restrictions as South Africa is listed among the countries with red flag for the novel disease by the British government.

The players include Jordan Ayew, Daniel Amartey, Andy Boakye Yiadom and Jeffrey Schrupp.

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