Coach J.E Sarpong: “The whole Black Stars team was a flop against Madagascar” [ASEMPA FM]

Coach J.E Sarpong describe Black Stars players as flop in Madagascar draw

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Veteran Ghanaian football coach, Joseph Emmanuel Sarpong has slammed the Black Stars following they abysmal performance on Sunday against Madagascar in their match day 5 fixture of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The four-time African champions, threw away all points to settle with a goalless draw in Antananarivo when Ghana played guest to Madagascar. Ghana were poor on the day in all aspect of the game by producing just one shot at goal in the entire duration.

Despite, Chris Hughton offering minutes to Jordan Ayew, Andre Ayew, Thomas Partey, Salis Samed, Joseph Paintsil, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Daniel Amartey and Joseph Aidoo the Black Stars were languishing on the day with nothing working for them upfront.

Chance creation was difficult for boss Chris Hughton and his side, as they could only manage a draw away to maintain their status on Group E as they sit with 9 points having drawn three matches and won two from five.

With Ghana losing out the chance to secure AFCON 2023 ticket to Ivory Coast, former Asante Kotoko SC and Ebusua Dwarfs manager J.E Sarpong has blast the entire team saying all were flop.

He insisted that, Hughton will need to make quick adjustment to the National team than going the laid-down plan of his predecessor Otto Addo.

“Is like some players are scary to Chris Hughton, there are some players who will need to be benched. Take the risk, to bench some players.

“It should not be that, some players are untouchable and should you touch them they will say, you are not a good coach, NO, it shouldn’t be that”, he told Asempa FM based in Accra.

“You were brought in to manage a team, so you read team in and out but if you maintain the same team by benching those who have being benched then you are not doing well. There is no stability, there is no cohesion.

“Everyone, is playing individual football. Joseph Paintsil we know was nothing to talk about, fine the whole team was a flop”, Sarpong with no favouritism labelled the team.

Ghana will next face Central African Republic in the next qualifier game, were they will hope to avoid defeat for a ticket to Ivory Coast.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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