Athletics News of Wednesday, 3 July 2019
Ghana midfielder Samuel Owusu has blamed poor pitch for his underwhelming affect in the Black Stars 2- acquire about Guinea-Bissau on Tuesday.
The NK Cukaricki enforcer was a single of the stunning starters in the Black Stars squad against Guinea-Bissau in the remaining Team F face at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
Irrespective of being touted as one of the team’s brightest spots adhering to a excellent cameo in the 2-2 stalemate in opposition to Benin in the opening fixture, Owusu failed to dwell up to the billing as the Black Stars defeated Guinea-Bissau to guide a place in the spherical of 16.
The 23-yr-aged in an job interview with reporters soon after the match ascribed his beneath-par exhibit to the Suez Stadium pitch.
“The pitch wasn’t great. There is no drinking water on it so it was tricky for me to manage the ball but I attempted my very best to help the group and the most important detail is to win the activity and qualify and we have carried out just that.”
Owusu was asked if Ghana are fired up to consider the match by storm in the knockout phase, he claimed, “Yeah. The commencing of the event was rough but we did our most effective and the teamwork is there so we’ll inspire ourselves to earn our future activity.”
Ghana is billed to lock horns versus the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the spherical of 16 on Monday, July 8.