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Sports News of Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Source: The Finder

George Afriyie struggles to explain Ghana’s AFCON failure

The Chairman of the Black Stars Management Team, and Vice-President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), George Afriyie, says he is unable to explain why the Black Stars failed to win the just-ended 2017 African Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars once again failed to end their 35-year trophy drought after crashing out 2-0 to Cameroon at the semi-final stage of the just-ended competition.

The Stars went on to lose the bronze medal after Burkina Faso defeated Ghana by a lone goal last Saturday.

Speaking to the media, George Afriyie said he has no reasonable excuse for the failed attempt.

“I have nothing much to say. What I know it that these boys and everyone gave of their best but It was just not meant to be”.

Asked if Ghana’s failure was down to technical and tactical ineptitude, the GFA Vice President said: “I am not a technical person, so I wish that you will direct that question to the technical people.”

The Black Stars latest failed attempt has led to condemnation and massive calls back home that changes are needed at the helm of the FA and the playing body of the team.

With the Black Stars are in danger of missing out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, it is expected that Avram Grant will not be allowed to stay on as coach.

Other changes to the technical team and Management team will be effected in the coming weeks.