Hayford rues Ghana’s absence from African Nations Championship 

The old kind national ladies’s coach sheds light on the Gloomy Stars’ three straight qualification mess ups 

Vital Ghanaian coach Bashir Hayford has lamented the nation’s absence from the ongoing African Nation Championship in Cameroon.

Ghana, two-time finalists, are lacking from the sixth model of the match after failing to poke past neighbours Burkina Faso for the length of the qualifying series.

It’s miles the third straight time the home-based Gloomy Stars maintain didn’t qualify for the competition.

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“Ghana as a nation doesn’t position targets for the Chan match and that’s why we’re continuously struggling to qualify,” Hayford, within the mean time head coach of Ghana Premier League aspect Legon Cities, told Sizzling FM.

“Soccer is a genuinely varied recreation the effect aside the crew will want to be collectively for a sure timeframe sooner than competing but what can we glimpse right here in Ghana, normally two weeks preparations and right here is just not serving to our teams at all, most especially our national teams.”

Ghana performed as runners-up on the inaugural competition in Cote d’Ivoire in 2009, dropping to DR Congo within the final.

After a community stage exit on the following model in Sudan, the Gloomy Stars bounced back once again, reaching their 2d final in three events on the 2014 gathering in South Africa.

Their 2d strive and retract a final, even though, resulted in disappointment one additional time as they succumbed to Libya in a penalty shoot-out.

“I’m very very a lot surprised Ghana didn’t qualify for the Chan competition. For me, that is terribly weird. I factor in Ghana has tremendous players to play in that competition,” Hearts of Oak head coach Kosta Papic these days said on Ghana’s absence from the showpiece in Cameroon.

After three straight appearances at Chan, Ghana overlooked out on the competition for the first time in 2016 after they lost out to Cote d’Ivoire on away targets rule after a 2-2 procure on aggregate for the length of the qualifiers. 

After their inability to attain the match in Rwanda, the Gloomy Stars saw disappointment within the flee to Morocco 2018 after a 4-3 aggregate loss to Burkina Faso.

In the qualifiers for the ongoing championship in Cameroon, Ghana lost to Burkina Faso for the 2d straight time, this time by a 1-0 aggregate defeat.

The Gloomy Stars will hope to attain a return for the following model of the competition in Algeria subsequent year. 

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