Former Black Stars player Willie Klutse believes Ghana were not daring enough to win the final of the 2015 AFCON against Cote d’Ivoire.
Ghana lost the match 9-8 on penalties after Ivorian goalie Boubacar Barry scored the winning kick and gave his country their second African Cup after they won it in 1992.
Klutse, who won the African Cup with Ghana in 1978, told Citi Sports the Black Stars could have gone for the win in regulation time but the cautious approach turned out not be helpful as the team fell short with their kicks.
” For me, I think we could played an attacking game but we were too cautious as if we wanted to send the match into the shootout. If that was the idea, then we did not execute it well. We could have opened the game up and looked for a goal but we stayed too cautious and it cost us.”
Despite the loss, Klutse believes the team exceeded general expectations and there would be better times in future tournaments.
” The players achieved their target for this tournament. The next step will be to win the trophy so we need to start planning now and target to win the cup in 2017.”
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana');