Afcon 2021: ‘We failed Ghana with poor results’ – Amartey

Ghana national team defender Daniel Amartey has admitted they failed Ghanaians in Cameroon.

This is because of their shock early exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and has apologised on behalf of the team.

Amartey played all three group games as Black Stars recorded no win, collected one point and finished bottom.

The four-time champions made a disappointing start with a 1-0 defeat to pre-tournament favourites Morocco.

Nonetheless, Ghanaians were confident in the team winning their remaining group games to progress to the knockout stage.

However, they were left stunned as Black Stars drew 1-1 with Gabon and then succumbed to a 3-2 defeat to minnows Comoros, and as a result exited the tournament.

“I don’t even know where to start and I don’t know how to put into words how I am feeling at this exact time,” Daniel Amartey said.

“There were expectations placed on us when we left for the AFCON. We failed Ghana and fans across Africa with poor results.”

“I will be one of the first to own and admit we let Ghana down. A bad record was set and I profusely say sorry to all Ghanaians.”

“As a member of the team, I know how my other colleagues feel at this moment.”

“We are said and hurt but we know Ghanaians are hurt more.”

“I have just settled back into club football and I will continue to work harder for the Ghana shirt,” he added.

Ghana’s worst ever Afcon performance has led to the sacking of Milovan Rajevac.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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