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The German shares his thoughts on Ghana’s disappointing exit from the Togo subregional tournament.
Ghana’s Coach Benhard Lippert reveals that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Executive Council will critically analyze the nation’s failure at the current Wafu Zone B U17 Nations Cup in Togo.
The Black Starlets were eliminated from the subregional tournament on Tuesday after a 3-1 loss to the Ivory Coast in their last group game.
With a previous 1-1 draw with Nigeria, Ghana finished third and last in a three-team Pool B, thus failing to advance to the next round of the competition.
“I am not happy with the performance of U17; we have trouble scoring goals, “Lippert said. Atinka Sports.
“We don’t have the type of forwards that are true forwards, but generally the referee decided this match. I’m sorry to say this.
“This was really obvious and there are many things to do. This team didn’t present itself as a team, but we still have four or five prospects on the team.
“We have to discuss the performance of the team at the Executive Committee level.”
Ghana’s inability to reach the last four means that it lost all chances of finishing in the top two to qualify for the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Morocco later this year.
“The players are disappointed and I think that’s football,” Ghana coach Ben Fokuo told the GFA. official website.
“They were behind us waiting for us to win and make the country proud and that was what we also hoped to do by qualifying for the Afcon and God willing for the World Cup, but it didn’t happen.
“I know the Ghanaians are disappointed and the players and the coaching team are also not happy about not qualifying for the next stage of the competition.
“But what I will tell the Ghanaians is that they must continue to stand behind the U-17 team and we still have to explore and build a new U-17 team for the future.”
“They should not be discouraged; we have a long way to go in the future and we have new talents in the country to bring together so that the U-17 team will do the best it can in the future for the country.”
It is the second time in a row that Ghana has been absent from Afcon U17.