Black Stars assistant coach questions players commitment

Assistant coach of the Black Stars, Ibrahim Tanko has questioned the commitment level of the Black Stars players after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Kenya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Ghana were down by a first-half own goal scored by defender Nicholas Opoku at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.

However, the team created several scoring chances but lacked the cutting edge to get back into the match.

“Honestly speaking I am very disappointed in some of them because they played like there’s nothing at stake,” Tanko told Joy FM in an interview.

“If you saw the body language of some of the players, it’s very very bad so I think we as the technical team will also have to watch the game again and we have to talk to them.

“Because we have to let them know that this is the national team, it’s for all Ghanaians so if you think you can come and do what you want and go and expect us to call you again there’s nothing like that.

“Everyone will have to prove himself that we want to play with the national team.”

Despite the defeat, Ghana still remained top of Group F with better goal difference after Ethiopia beat Sierra Leone 1-0 to leave all teams tied on three points apiece in two matches.

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