#BlackMeteors “Excellent” penalty kicks caused them the finals at AFCONU23 and they just added a new timeline and bit of history of poor penalty shoot outs of Ghana’s national teams.
#BlackMeteors came back from behind twice on the day to draw level at 1-1 and 2-2 in the injury time of the second half failed to secure automatic qualification into the Olympics games and also the finals.
Ghana looked favourate after equalizing late in the second half through Evans Mensah.
However typical of Ghana’s national teams at all levels, Ghana has lost big games through penalties and this looked like it was going to be but the first save by the Ghanaian goal keeper.
Over confidence caused Ghana and the lack of understanding of the requirements of the moment, thus to keep the penalty simple but purpose driven.
Lack of practice, emotion imbalance, fear and lack of self confidence were visible. The team must keep practicing and our coaches must let the players know it’s part of the game.
Keeping your concentration and taking the kicks as though your life depended on it was the most important mindset at the time. Sadly the kicks that were saved leading to our exit were fanciful kicks. We have to break this penalty curse.
#BlackMeteors “Excellent” Penalty Kicks caused Ghana on the day and now, Ghana must win the third place game to qualify for the Tokyo2020.
Côte d’Ivoire have therefore qualified for #AFCONU23 final as well as #Tokyo2020 after defeating the #BlackMeteors of #Ghana 3-2 on penalties. Note that the elephants have beaten Ghana Black Stars on penalties at two #AFCON finals.
There is still hope for the Black Meteors for the 3rd place . The agenda for the Olympic games is still on and will be alive if only they can win against the loser of the game between South Africa and Egypt.
Ghana’s Penalty Nightmare continues to worsen and the national teams seem to have no antidote.