The Black Galaxies suffered a 2-1 defeat to Madagascar in their opening game in the African Nations Championship tournament in Algeria.
Ghana conceded from two defensive blunders in both halves but Augustine Agyapong’s 68th minute goal was not enough to prevent the Black Galaxies from their first defeat in the tournament.
Speaking to ghanasportspage.com, former Ghanaian international Frimpong Manso described the incident as woeful and bad for Ghana football.
“I’m not really surprised by yesterday’s results of the Black Galaxies. The last time it was Comoros and yesterday another Madagascar came to us. Football has evolved in the past years and there’s nothing like an underdog in this modernized era of football and all these countries are investing into football and the results are there to prove” – he said.
According to Frimpong Manso, the team stands a chance of qualifying from their group and making an impact despite a shambolic opener to Madagascar.
“Sudan is one strong team with a lot of quality home based players with much experience. Look at how they flourish when they compete in the CAF inter club competitions. I would not say it is over for the Black Galaxies after the loss to Madagascar but I believe they will turn things around and come good in their subsequent matches.
The result leaves the Black Galaxies at the bottom of Group C, which contains just three teams due to Morocco’s withdrawal from the tournament.