DOHA, QATAR – NOVEMBER 24: Andre Ayew of Ghana celebrates with Mohammed Kudus after scoring their group’s first goal in the course of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Portugal and Ghana at Stadium 974 on November 24, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Some audiences of Joy FM have been sharing their ideas after the Black Stars’ 3-2 loss at the opening Portugal game at the 2022 World Cup.
A listener of the Super Morning Show, Yeboah, says he was saddened by what he sees as unprofessionalism the Black Stars demonstrated in the course of the discipline of play.
Yeboah said Andre Dede Ayew and Osman Bukari celebrated their goals too early as Ghana nonetheless wanted two extra goals to win.
Speaking on Joy SMS, Yeboah recalled that since he started to observe football, he had by no means seen a group have a good time after a goal though they have been behind.
“Why did Dede even jubilate when he scored that goal, it’s as if we are okay and when he was going off the bench he was still celebrating. So the whole team does not have focus. On the field of play, we lose focus. Look, I am yet to see a football team do this,” he told host, Kojo Yankson on Friday
“When we start a match and you score the first goal you take the ball to the centre, do you know what it does to the other team physiologically? Look at the second guy too.”
He criticised Ghanaians for hailing the group regardless of their performance he believes to be beneath par.
He believed the group might have completed higher than they did.
“That is our [Ghanaian] problem – mediocrity. When they [the Black Stars] do something you always say it’s good and that he has done well. Why can’t we score Portugal and challenge the status quo for once in everything we do,” he identified.
In his view, the country had invested a lot money and was anticipating the very best.
Other listeners, nevertheless, disagreed with Yeboah’s assertion.
For Peter, he couldn’t consider the performance of the Blackstar and was stuffed with reward for the coach Otto Addo.
“You see Portugal is not a small team and what Otto Addo had done yesterday for me, I don’t even believe it. I trust Black Star but I didn’t believe they could perform like they did yesterday. Otto Addo has tried,” he said.
Another listener, Jeffery said the group’s performance was nice however for just a few hitches.
“Otto Addo also made a sight mistake by changing Dede and Kudus just after scoring a goal,” he said.
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