Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwabla Akonnor has provided his assessment on his side’s international friendly games against Asian champions Qatar and West African neighbours Mali.
Ghana played against neighbours Mali and Asian Champions, Qatar in two separate friendly games in Antalya, Turkey, ahead of next month’s 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan.
The Stars lost 3-0 to Mali on Friday, October 9, but made amends three days later by beating Qatar 5-1 at the Titanic Stadium in Antalya. C.K Akonnor was up in front of the GFA media team on Tuesday, to answer a few questions.
On player ratings in Qatar game compared to Mali game, CK Akonnor told GFA Media,
“We functioned; I mean that is the word I want to use. We all functioned as to what to do at a every giving time, compared to the first game that we played, we didn’t do well in that sense,”
“We were not organised, we didn’t present ourselves as a team but again, I can understand, because, one, that was our first game and of course people didn’t know each other as to how to move in terms of communications,”
“We addressed these issues in a very serious manner and they took that in good faith and presented themselves very well in the next match, showed good attitude in terms of the way we play and the way one worked for each other and that was what I wanted.”