Former Ghana international, Laryea Kingston believes that the players cannot solely be blamed for Ghana’s exit from the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.
Ghana failed to win a single game at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time and was subsequently eliminated in the group stage.
Ghana succumbed to a 2-3 loss in their last game against Comoros and which saw them finishing last in the group stage.
According to the former Black Stars player, the players are not the only ones to be blamed for Ghana’s woes.
“I can’t blame the players entirely for what happened. We have to have a good technical team that will guide them. The players only execute what they are told on the pitch,” he told Silver FM.
“The minnows who are causing upshocks at the tournament have good men on their technical bench that’s why. I agree to such an assertion. That’s why I insist we should limit the blame on the players.
He added, “I agree with majority of Ghanaians that the technical team let us down. If you change formation in all your three matches, it means you don’t have belief in what you have.”
“As a technical person, I saw no hint that the team had a certain pattern of play instituted by the coach.”