With the change of the head coach of Ghana’s Black Stars during the qualifying season, all hopes were that the black stars will put on glory at the African Cup of Nations.
From grass to grace, the Black Stars put up an impressive performance which earned them a slot in the ongoing AfCoN 2022 hosted in Cameroon. However, it appears that some Ghanaian football loving people are at the verge of giving up on the senior national team as they lost by a goal to Morocco on Monday, 10th January at the group stages competition.
Who emerges the leader of Group C? Ghana, Morocco, Comoros or Gabon? Ghana as at today, Thursday, 13th January, has 0 point and at the bottom of Group C. Their performance unusually was not the best and as expected by their supporters.
In the match statistics, Ghana fired 5 shots with 2 on target while their opponent, Morocco fired 12 shots with 3 on target. Ball possession on the field of play was 62% for Morocco and 38% for Ghana; that’s poor performance by all standards for a football nation. Ghana also had 211 passes and Morocco had 343 passes, a wide difference.
Ghana Black Stars as usual did better with pass accuracy with 63%. Notwithstanding, Morocco pulled even better pass accuracy at 77%, imagine! This indeed was a great challenge for the team, as both countries received 21 foul plays each. Ghana had 2 yellow cards whereas Morocco got 1 yellow card.
Pushing for more goals, Morocco got 1 offside, Ghana got none! As if they were not ready for goal scoring, the Black Stars chopped 5 corners, all which were taken by able team players without a goal; 4 corners were chopped by the winning team.
As decent and disciplined as usual, Ghana had no red cards. Morocco who were all at it also comported themselves on the field and were not issued any red card too.
Though most supporters gave up on the team at their first performance and first match at the African Cup of Nations, head coach, Milovan Rajevac is optimistic that his boys will do a better job against Gabon in their next and second match set to be played on Friday, 14th January, 2022, at 7pm GMT.
Put together by CY