AFCON 2021: History repeats itself with Ghana


The African Cup of Nations is no respecter of reputation, hard work, focus, and consistency are what deliver victories, not hierarchy. Ghana is out of the competition, and it seems they didn’t learn from their history, which just repeated itself.



Andre Ayew didn’t do Ghana any good by getting a red card in the first half and according to their former captain, Asamoah Gyan, they disappointed him and every Ghanaian football lover during the tournament.



Asamoah Gyan started playing for Ghana in 2003, he missed the 2006 and 2021 tournaments and Ghana experienced the same thing in both tournaments. In both tournaments, Ghana didn’t make it to the round of 16 and AFCON debutants knocked them out in both tournaments.



In 2006, Nigeria beat Ghana in the first game, Ghana beat Senegal in the second game and only needed a draw against debutants, Zimbabwe, but they lost to the debutants and crashed out.



Ghana required a win against debutants, Comoros, which would have given them a chance to at least qualify as best losers, but history repeated itself. Ghana lost and crashed out after losing to debutants.



Asamoah Gyan said Ghana can’t win a game with the attitude they had in that match, they had no sense of urgency and no determination. He said the players disappointed Ghana and didn’t create enough chances to make an excuse for themselves among Ghanaians. To him, this is not the Ghana we know.



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