We were not good enough to beat Senegal – Maxwell Konadu
Black Stars B head coach, Maxwell Konadu, has admitted that his team was not at the required levels to go past Senegal in the final of this year’s ESPN WAFU Cup of Nations played on Sunday.
Ghana lost 3-1 on penalties to the hosts after the match ended 1-1 after extra time.
Hearts of Oak’s Joseph Esso put Ghana level after El Hadj Kane had put Senegal ahead in extra time following a goalless regulation period.
Appiah McCarthy was the only player to find the target for Ghana as Augustine Okrah, Fatawu Mohammed and Justic Blay all missed their kicks.
After the match, Konadu, conceded that they could not compete well enough and that was why they failed to defend the title they won in 2017.
“Though we played our best, it was not enough to win the cup. We did not disgrace ourselves and I think the boys did their best.
I am happy with their performance. I think that losing the finals on penalties was not too bad. They scored and we fought back.
We thought we could win the game and we brought on the players we believed could score and put away the penalties as well but that could not happen. It is unfortunate that our kicks were not good today.”
Ghana may have lost the final but they enjoyed a piece of tournament glory as Shafiu Mumuni was the given the Golden Shoe as the tournament’s top scorer with 4 goals.