WCQ: Black Stars failure disappointing – Damba

Former Ghanaian international, Abubakar Damba, says Ghanaian football fans are disappointed with the Black Stars for failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup...


Former Ghanaian international, Abubakar Damba, says Ghanaian football fans are disappointed with the Black Stars for failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

He has, however, called on all supporters to accept that Coach Kwesi Appiah is building a team for the future.

After the team took part in Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, the players were hoping to make it to a four straight successive World Cup appearance in Russia but failed to achieve that feat.

Damba was of the view that the team is in transition and called on Ghanaians to believe in the squad the coach hopes to assemble for future competitions.

“It is very disappointing because the Black Stars will not make it to the World Cup and I am disappointed because we were not able to beat Egypt on our home soil but Kwesi Appiah must take consolation from the fact that he paraded players to play against one of the best teams in Africa, undoubtedly.

“Kwesi Appiah has now seen the players as individuals, as specific players in their lines and as a team, so it gives him a fair idea of how he is going to build the team going forward.

“I will urge him [Kwesi Appiah] not to worry because he has some time to focus on the team and see how the players will gel. I was happy in the second half because we played with more urgency, we were more purposeful on goal except that the finishing was the problem and I know coaches can work on it and I know it will get better.” he told Class Sports on Monday, 13 November.

Egypt, who had qualified already for the 2018 FIFA World Cup held the Black Stars to a 1:1 drawn game at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday.

Winger, Shikabala scored from a cracking drive from inside the box in the 61st minute before Norway-based Edwin Gyasi levelled for Ghana in the 64th minute.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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