The Black Stars of Ghana’s first outing under Charles Akonnor eneded in a Nightmarish Nightmare as the Black stars coach was baptised with Water, fire and the holy Ghost from all fronts within the 90 minutes.
Its wasn’t the game many Ghanaians anticipated, perhaps Ghanaians got served with a different meal that wasn’t enjoyed.
Can anyone hold brief for the coach, and his players, 442gh.com takes a look into the performance of the team
Lawrence Ati Zigi: 3
Barely pull out any save and it almost looked like anything that went to him was going to end up in goal. Needs to show more confidence .
Tarique Fosu Henry: 3
Nightmare for a first game at the national team. Lost possesion on countless occasions and very muchlooked average for the national team.
Gideon Mensah: 3
Also had a bad day at work. Not sure he can deliver consitant performance at such top level. Gave off possesion, barely did any overlapping runs to support the attack and he looked like weak link in the team.
Nicholas Opoku: 3
No output, square safe passes eventhough he had alot of passes, they were barely non-progressive passes and caused no harm to the Mali’s compact defending
Kasim Nuhu Adams: 3
Lets forget he played, had a very tough day and a huge figure to handle and barely did have any chance of succeding .
Benard Mensah: 3
Did not live up to expectatios. looked lost in the game at all times, and could not control his role as expected, was seen leaving his position cresting hole for the Malians to enjiy possession
Thomas Partey: 4
There was no Partey in the game.Neutralized by the combative midfield of the Malians, he tried several positions to feel comfortable in the game, yet his passes, and runs ended in the Opposition player’s feet, not the Partey we know.
Alexander Djuku: 4
For a debut, he did not live up to the standard we imagined of him. Whether he was worth fighting for, in terms of a call up , we yet to justify that, perhaps he was played out of Position into a part of midfield that had Thomas Partey and Bernard Mensah
Eugene Ansah: 3
Another debut starter who could not make an impact, he was lost in himself, and could barely understand the stage at which he was playing, could not conclude a single pass, and made dyn of the decision to invite him.
Andre Ayew: 4
Except for a few show ups, our captain was uninspiring, and had one of the worse games, Andre could not command his team, and clashed with his brother Jordan on several occasions on the pitch, himself, Tariq, and Jordan could always be seen on the right, leaving the central defenders of Mali hovering free.
Jordan Ayew: 4
Not the kind of performance you will expect from a highly rared striker in the Premier league, lost control of his position, and managed zero shot on the night.
Kamal : 2
Emmanuel Lomotey: 2
Aidoo Joseph: 2