2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Ghana coach Akonnor shares trustworthy evaluation of adverse Ethiopia win

The Black Stars boss displays on Friday’s slim conquer the Walias on their try to succeed in Qatar

Ghana coach CK Akonnor admits his workforce struggled to clinch victory of their 2022 World Cup opener in opposition to Ethiopia on Friday.

The Black Star walked away from the Cape Coast Sports activities Stadium with a slim 1-0 win, due to Mubarak Wakaso’s purpose, which was ensured by a goalkeeping howler.

The house triumph has despatched Ghana high of the desk in Group G, the place they sit two factors clear.

“We managed to win. It was a really troublesome sport. We weren’t too thrilling as we have been anticipated to play I have to admit. However we managed to win the three factors which is a very powerful factor,” Akonnor mentioned on the post-match press convention.

“In the event you watch our sport, we create a whole lot of possibilities. This similar possibilities [we converted] in opposition to Qatar to attain 5 objectives. So, it’s not a scenario whereby we can not rating objectives however now it appears so however I strongly consider we are going to rating objectives.

“We’re doing properly and creating possibilities. With time it’s going to come”

“I congratulate Wakaso for scoring that purpose. He noticed the goalkeeper was weak and he shot and obtained the purpose. I congratulate him.”

Ghana’s bounce to the highest of the desk was facilitated by the consequence within the different Group G fixture, a 0-0 draw between South Africa and Ethiopia, who’re every tied on some extent.

Ethiopia unsurprisingly sit backside of the log.

On Monday, the Black Stars have a chance to make up for Friday’s boring efficiency as they play as company of South Africa in Johannesburg on matchday two.

The 2 groups met seven months in the past on the similar venue, after they settled for a 1-1 draw within the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

“Three factors. Nothing comes straightforward. Not a full stadium however an important ambiance. We thank all Ghanaians for the help and love. We hold going!” Ghana captain Andre Ayew mentioned of Friday’s win.”