Ngoran Collins Fai of Cameroon (r) and Kwadwo Asamoah of Ghana (l) During the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Cameroon and Ghana at Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt on 29 June 2019 © Guy Suffo/BackpagePix
Monday Jul 01, 2019. 09:15
Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah has revealed that he had an uncomfortable match against Cameroon in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations this past weekend, as he was played out of position.
The versatile 30-year-old was fielded in a wide-left midfield position and had little impact on the match as the Black Stars and Indomitable Lions played out a tame goalless stalemate.
Asamoah has played down the left flank at club level (though more often as a left-back or wingback) but is hoping to revert to the central midfield position in which he made his name early on his career.
The Internazionale player was replaced by fellow veteran Asamoah Gyan with 15 minutes of the game remaining.
“It wasn’t the best game for me because I know what I can do when I play my normal position. I had difficulties in terms of positions but defensively it wasn’t a problem for me,” Asamoah said after the game.
“I was playing as a left sided midfielder which I’m not very comfortable with but I’m so happy with the result and I tried to do my best for the team.”
The draw was Ghana’s second in a row in Group F at the tournament (following a 2-2 tie with Benin last week) and leaves them needing to defeat Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday to ensure they qualify for the last 16.