2021 AFCON Qualifier: Ghanaians react to Black Stars loss against Sudan; coach Akonnor’s tactical acumen under the microscope

Several Ghanaians have expressed their displeasure over the Black Stars poor performance in the 1-0 defeat against Sudan in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday.The West Africa giants needed a victory to join Senegal as the second nation to book their ticket to the 2021 continental football showpiece in Cameroon.However, a last-gasp header by Mohammed Abdul Rahman ensured the Secretary-birds picked a vital win in the push for qualification.Many Ghanaians took to social media to vent their frustrations over the team’s performance in the match, with some even making reference to coach Charles Akonnor’s poor record in away matches.A section of the fans also questioned the former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko coach’s tactical awareness.Below are reactions from social media;It is the Black Stars first defeat of the qualifiers after three straight victories.Nine points from three games meant Charles Akonnor’s side would have become the third country to qualify had they drew or won against Sudan.The defeat doesn’t change the fact they can still qualify. All the Black Stars have to do is avoid defeat in the remaining games against South Africa (away) and Sao Tome and Principe (home). Come back quickly pls!!!Posted by Sportstiger Amuzu onTuesday, November 17, 2020

Last minute goal.

Nii Adjetey Cleland (@adjetey_cleland) November 17, 2020CK away matches in Africa di3rrrr hmm!!! Kotoko nyinaa’ saa’ ooooPosted by Kweku Ansah-Albright onTuesday, November 17, 2020 

Accept it. Black Stars are now Tier 2 in Africa. And in that Tier 2 bracket, they’re not Top 3. Our cycle that started in 2006 is done & sadly we won nothing on the continent. I accepted this in Ismailia last year at the team hotel. The rebuild will be long, painful and arduous.

Collins Atta Poku (@PapaPoku) November 17, 2020

fact…. @ghanafaofficial should stop influencing call ups and let the coach do their job as well. come on, there are some players who should not be anywhere near this team at all. Shame on you @ghanafaofficial

JayJay (@JayJaySeyram) November 17, 2020

But how do we rebuild when they keep calling old players who refuse to retire and also clubless players ? what happened to development plans ?

SpoonySlime (@SpoonySlime) November 17, 2020

Do you believe CK Akunnor is the right man for the rebuilding.

PETER RIMLESS QUARSHIE (@RimlessPeter) November 17, 2020

Man..watching the black stars play now is irritating….

Mahmoud Sterling (@Mckemz_) November 17, 2020