Saturday Nov 21, 2020. 12:00
Danish-based coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani believes that Ghana will still qualify for the next Africa Cup of Nations despite their surprise loss to Sudan in the past midweek.
The Black Stars needed only a draw in Omdurman to secure a berth at Cameroon 2022, but instead conceded an injury-time goal to go down 1-0.
The result leaves Ghana level at the top of their qualifying group with South Africa on nine points, with Sudan now just three points behind the leading duo.
Despite this possibly precarious scenario, Ghanaian tactician Dramani, who works with Nordsjaelland, is confident that coach C.K Akonnor’s team will be at the AFCON finals in Cameroon.
“Ghana will surely qualify for AFCON despite losing to Sudan Tuesday, we should not blame the coach. We should support him,” Dramani is quoted by Footballmadeinghana.
“We should build the team around the experienced players in the team like the [Mubarak] Wakaso, [Andre] Dede Ayew, John Boye, Jordan Ayew, etc, for us to get a strong team.
“Building a team is a gradual process so we should take our time for C.K. Akonnor.”
Ghana’s remaining two qualifiers in March 2021 will see them play away to South Africa and at home to already-eliminated minnows Sao Tome and Principe.