On Wednesday, 26 June 2019, some soccer fans in Accra criticised the head coach of the Black Stars for the team’s near abysmal performance in their opening game.
The opening game, against Benin, took place on Tuesday, 25 June 2019, and the score was 2-2, with Ghana picking a red card.
John Evans Asomani, a diehard supporter of the team, says the coach could have played some tried and tested players like Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, Baba Rahman and Jonathan Mensah, who were started from the bench or were not called to action at all.
“I think our coach is confused, he has so many talents that he cannot get things right,” said Persis Eshun, explaining that the coach should do better in his second match.
A public relations practitioner and football enthusiast, Emmanuel Halm, said: “I have to tell you the truth, the coach needs some motivation to play the big players he selected. How can Gyan start from the bench, he was not introduced at all. He should have been introduced when Ghana went up.”
Some radio stations sports presenters and panel discussants, who discussed the result of the match, expressed hope that they would do better as the tournament progresses.