U-23 AFCON: This Is Ghana’s Heavy Defeat, But There’s..

Black Meteors of Ghana endured humiliation against the host nation Morocco on Tuesday night as they conceded five goals after 90 minutes of an exciting match, with Ghana pulling just a single goal.

Ghana’s terrible performance on a night when Morocco was sharp whenever they were on the counterattack was reflected in the 5-1 score.

Nonetheless, Black Meteors head coach Ibrahim Tanko says tiredness played a major role in his team’s performance against Morocco in their second group game at the ongoing U-23 Africa Cup of Nations.

In a presser after the game, Tanko revealed that the ideal time for recovery between the first game and the second was short as his players were worn out.

“We had a day rest and they had two [days]. You could see from the game between Congo and Guinea how the scoreline was because Congo also had one day rest,” he said.

“We still have a chance in this tournament, we have a last game so we are going to prepare for that.”

After Abdul Fatawu Issahaku scored to make it 3-2, the Black Meteors thought they were only a goal away from defeating Morocco.

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However, the goal was disallowed because the video assistant referee (VAR) observed that the ball had first been kicked out of play before being brought back in the buildup to the goal.

“The performance of the referee, I can’t say much because we have the VAR, which is supporting them,” Tank added when quizzed about the officiating.

“All the decisions they take are okay so I think they are doing very well.”

In their final group match, Ghana will play Guinea knowing that if they lose, they will be eliminated from the competition and lose any chance of competing in the 2024 Olympics.

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