AFCON 2023: Mistakes are part of the game – Chris Hughton on draw against Egypt

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ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST – JANUARY 18: Inaki Williams (19) of Ghana reacts during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group B football match between Ghana and Egypt at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on January 18, 2024.(Photo by Fareed Kotb/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Ghana head coach Chris Hughton refused to blame individuals following the Black Stars’ 2-2 draw against Egypt on Thursday evening.

The four-time Africa Cup of Nations champions were denied all three points in a pulsating draw against the North African side.

Mohammed Kudus scored a brace in his first-ever AFCON appearance but they were not enough as Omar Marmoush and Mostafa Mohamed capitalised on errors from the Ghanaian players to tie the game.

However, Hughton decided to move away from those errors claiming they are part of the game.

“As a coach of a group of players, you feel frustrated because in performance…mistakes in the game are part of the game and you hope you make less mistakes than the other,” he said after the game.

“Sometimes teams can make a lot of mistakes and the opposition doesn’t capitalise on them. Unfortunately, through the mistakes we made today, the opposition was able to capitalise on them.

“But we have to accept [it’s] part of the game. You have to try to limit the amount of errors or mistakes that you make. And of course, the team that limits it the most is a team that has a better chance of winning.”

The result leaves the Black Stars bottom in Group B with just one game left to play. Ghana face Mozambique on Monday, January 22.

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