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AFCON 2021: Asamoah Gyan reacts to Ghana’s early exit

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The Black Stars finished fourth in the Group D standings after picking only one point in the group stage.

Ghana crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations after their unexpected 3-2 defeat against Comoros. However, it was not the only underwhelming performance from the Black Stars in the tournament.

Milovan Rajevac’s side started the tournament with a 1-0 defeat against Morocco. The Black Stars then drew 1-1 against Gabon, where they conceded a late equalizer. 

Ghana’s defensive problems continued in their defeat against Comoros. After conceding an early opener, captain Andre Ayew’s received a red card to make things worse for the Black Stars. Despite equalizing the game in the second half, Comoros once again used Ghana’s unstable defence to snatch a late winner.

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says he is shocked by Ghana’s disappointing campaign. 

He told SuperSport (via African Football): “Well I am devastated,

“I am shocked but the other way round, you cannot win a game with this kind of attitude,

“I saw the real Ghana when we were 10-mendown which was good but it wasn’t enough.

“As I said earlier, we didn’t have a sense of urgency throughout this tournament.

“I am a bit upset because why do you have to push when you have ten men instead of having eleven men on the field?

“I cannot understand, I have been in the game for a long time, we didn’t play with determination, and we didn’t play with ambition, what else can I say?

“We have lost, we are going home and everybody in Ghana is disappointed.”

Ghana will now have to prepare for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers in March. The Black stars will discover their third-round opponents on January 22.