Ghana coach Charles Kwablan Akonnor says his side was unlucky to have suffered a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Mali because he feels the performance of Mohamed Magassouba’s team was not extraordinary.
The West African side on Friday loss a 3-0 to the Eagles of Mali in an international friendly played at the Emir Hotel Sports Complex in Turkey.
Goals from Hamari Traoré, El Bilal Toure and Amadou Haidara ensured Mali registered superiority over Akonnor’s team, marking his debut in an uninspiring manner.
Despite playing poorly throughout the game, the former Ghana captain insisted his side were just unlucky hence the shambolic defeat.
”I won’t blame the players for the defeat but the key thing which resulted in our loss to Mali was that the team was not organized,” Akonnor told Adom TV
“The players didn’t know themselves because most of them were debutants and even the first time they’re playing together.”
“We trained for only two days and there was lack of understanding as well. These are the few things which affected us during the game”
“Mali didn’t play anything extraordinary but they were an organized side which handed them the victory” he concluded.
The Black Stars will play another friendly against Asian Champions and 2022 World Cup host Qatar on Monday, October 12 at the Titanic sports complex in Antalya, Turkey.