Former Ghana midfielder Laryea Kingston says Black Stars must be given more time to build a new squad for the side as they are on the verge of crashing out of the World Cup qualifiers.
The Black Stars were already on the backfoot of the qualifiers for the tournament to be played in Russia next year.
They were played in with the chance when Uganda defeated Egypt in Kampala on Thursday but failed to take advantage of the slip up as they were held by Congo to a 1-1 draw on Friday.
Ghana, seeking a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance, fell behind midway through the opening half when Congo captain Thievy Bifouma scored from close range.
It took the misfiring “Black Stars” until five minutes from time to level as Partey ran on to a through ball and fired across the goalkeeper and into the net.
Ghana laid siege to the Congolese goalmouth in the closing minutes, but wild shooting, especially from Thomas Agyepong, let them down.
Uganda top Group E with seven points, one more than Egypt after beating them 1-0 in Kampala Thursday. Ghana have two and Congo one.
Some fans have called for the sacking of coach Appiah even though he took over the side just about four months ago.
Kingston says more time should be given to the former Ghana defender to rebuild he squad for future competitions.
“They should give him sometime to build his team,” Laryea said.
« Already Ghanaians are not confident about our qualification chances, so I entreat them to leave the World Cup for now and
focus on how Kwasi Appiah can build a new team which will become very solid in the future. »
World Cup 2018: Appiah unveils the reasons for Ghana’s failure!
Present at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and in 2014 in Brazil, Ghana will stay home for the 2018 event in Russia. The Blacks Stars failed to qualify. A counter-performance that the coach explained the reasons in an interview with Happy FM.
Ghana was no better than third place in Group E in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The Blacks Stars (7 points) stayed behind Uganda (9 points) and Egypt ( 13 points).
Ghana’s national team coach Kwesi Appiah said they had a plan to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but they were unhappy in their attempts. The manager of the Black Stars revealed the reasons why they failed to reach the world and at the same time praised the Egyptian national team. He also pointed out that North Africans had a well-executed plan for their qualifying campaign that included a lot of money from investors.
Egypt qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990 after finishing top of Group E with 13 points while Ghana finished in third place with seven points.
« It’s a pity we were not qualified for the World Cup. Every Ghanaian is disappointed not to have been qualified, « Appiah told Happy FM.
« If we get together and get to where the blame is, we will automatically go forward. He continues.
« Egypt, for example, had a plan, they had many investors who were putting money they had voluntarily to qualify for the World Cup. « Says the Ghanaian.
Top African scorers in the history of the C1: Aubameyang equals Adebayor!
Top 10 African scorers in UEFA LDC history Copyright -StarAfrica.com
The captain of the Panthers of Gabon Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang does not end to panic the counters under the jersey of Borussia Dortmund!
Indeed, scorer on Tuesday night against Tottenham (defeat of Dortmund 2-1) during the fifth and penultimate day of the group phase of the UEFA Champions League, the ‘serial-scorer’ Gabon joined the iconic captain of the Epervier of Togo Emmanuel Adebayor ranked fifth among the best African scorers in the history of the C1 with an impressive total of 13 goals in just four contests.
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It should be remembered that Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o Jr., Africa’s worthy ambassadors across the Old Continent, are by far the two best African scorers in the history of the Cup with big ears.
The Elephant has a good lead with 44 goals scored, against 33 scored by the Indomitable Lion, while Basel’s star striker Seydou Doumbia completes the podium with 17 goals on the clock.
Here are the top African scorers in the history of the UEFA Champions League (preliminary rounds included): (22/11/2017)
44: Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast – Marseille, Chelsea, Galatasaray)
33: Samuel Eto’o Jr. (Cameroon – Real Madrid, Mallorca, Barcelona, Internazionale, Chelsea)
19: Seydou Doumbia (Ivory Coast – CSKA Moskva, FC Basel, Sporting Lisbon)
14: George Weah (Liberia – Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan)
13: Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo- Monaco, Arsenal, Real Madrid)
13: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon -Borussia Dortmund)
12: Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon-Porto, Besiktas)
11: Rabah Madjer (Algeria-Porto)
11: Michael Essien (Ghana- Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan)
11: Mohamed Salah (Egypt – FC Basel, AS Roma, Liverpool)
FIFA: Africa has a new king!
FIFA has released today its usual ranking of football nations affiliated to it. If the head at the world level has not changed, the African ranking has been turned upside down. Senegal is back in force and occupies first place ahead of Tunisia.
With a very good end of the year with a qualification to the Russian world, Senegal and the winners of the dams in the Europe zone progress in the hierarchy.
The Téranga Lions are taking advantage of their first World Cup qualification since 2002 to reach the 23rd rank, the highest ranking in their history. Senegal is now the highest-ranked African nation, having doubled two other CAF qualifiers for Russia 2018: The Carthage Eagles of Tunisia win a place and the 27th world nation, 2nd in Africa while Egypt loses a place despite his qualification. The Pharaohs are now 31 st and 3 rd on the African level. We must also note the progress of Burkina Faso, which gains 11th place 44th
The top five in the world ranking – Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium – will be in attendance, and they all keep their place in the October edition. They will however have to pay attention to Spain, which now occupies the sixth place after having overtaken France and Poland.
The African Top 10
4- DR Congo
6- Burkina Faso
10- Ivory Coast
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