Former Ghana coach Otto Pfister, believes the Black Stars could’ve won the 1992 AFCON had goalkeeper Edward Ansah, done better in the penalty shootout.
Ghana, four-time African champions, lost 11-10 on penalties to neighbours Cote d’ Ivoire in an epic shootout in the absence of captain Abedi Ayew Pele.
Football fanatics and for that matter pundits, have attributed the Black Stars’ defeat in that game to the absence of soccer maestro Abedi Pele.
However, the German tactician, has partly blamed the defeat on the poor performance of goalkeeper Edward Ansah during the shootout.
”Some people blamed Tony Baffoe for the defeat after he missed the penalty.
“But I won’t blame him because anyone can miss a penalty, even Maradona has missed one before,” Pfister said in an exclusive interview with Citi Sports.
“Penalties can sometimes be luck, but losing a final 11-10 on penalties says a lot.
“It’s not easy but Ansah was not 100% concentrated. If he had saved one kick we may have won the cup,” he added.
The Black Stars are yet to win a continental title since last winning it in 1982.
Ghana came close to winning the AFCON again in 2010 and 2015, but were once again defeated by Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire in the final respectively.