Black Galaxies head coach Annor Walker says suffering defeat in opening matches of competitions is something that normally happens to big teams though he is disappointed in the performance of his team.
Solomampiona Razafindranaivo and Olivier Randriatsiferana scored in the first 45 minutes of Ghana’s game against the debutants, while Augustine Agyapong scored a consolation goal after coming off the bench as Ghana succumbed to a 2-1 defeat.
The Black Galaxies were anticipated to win their opening game after months of camping before the tournament began, but they came off the field on Sunday with no points.
Speaking after the game, Walker blamed his team’s first-half performance for their loss.
“I think my boys disappointed me in the first half and I take it as one of those things that happen in football. We were well prepared for this game, but minor mistakes cost us the game,” he said.
“Such things happen in football. It happens in competitions that big teams lose their opening games. We may have lost but we are certainly not out of the competition yet.”
Ghana face Sudan in their next group game on Thursday.