Kwesi Nyantakyi, GFA Boss
The President of the Ghana Football Association has told Citi Sports that the Black Satellites deserved better than a third-placed playoff in the FIFA Under 20 World Cup in Turkey.
Ghana lost 2-1 to France in Wednesday’s semi-final in Bursa to set up a match against Iraq on Saturday and Nyantakyi said that the team should have gotten more from the encounter.
“The boys did very well and they deserved more than a possible bronze medal or a fourth placed finish. We could have won that match if you want to be sincere. The French could not keep up with us in the second half in terms of skill and pace.”
However, the GFA boss said that the matter of luck also went against the Black Satellites and he admitted that that element plays a key part in the game but he showed his appreciation for the team’s efforts.
“We all do know that luck counts in football and we were unlucky to lose that game. I am very disappointed with that outcome but I am not disappointed with the team.”
That game also saw Ghana’s Ebenezer Assifuah score his fifth goal of the tournament placing him among the top scorers behind Bruma of Portugal and Jese Rodriguez of Spain.
However, he ranks third by virtue of the number of assists the two other players have. Bruma has set up two goals while Jese has one assist to his name.
By : Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana