Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu apologises after ‘Black Stars B’ defeat to Burkina Faso

Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu has apologised over his side’s failure to qualify for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be played in Kenya.

Burkina Faso pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Ghana on Sunday to qualify for the African Nations Championship (CHAN), the tournament for home-based footballers.

Ghana, who drew the first leg 2-2, failed to make the most of home advantage in Kumasi, suffering defeat to Burkina Faso in front of their own fans.

The hosts were rocked by Burkinabe goals from Mohammed Sylla and Herman Nikiema inside 30 minutes at the Baba Yaro Stadium.

Felix Addo pulled one goal back for Ghana just before the hour, but could not find the second goal they desperately needed to force a penalty shootout.

“We have to start by saying that we are sorry for disappointing the very fans that has being behind this team all this while but what else can we say,” Konadu said in the post press conference.

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“The boys did their best and we guided them to how to be victorious, but unfortunately for us that couldn’t happen.

“The boys are all down, so the mood in camp is not good but we think that it is football, we did whatever we had to do in order to reverse the scoreline but we couldn’t.”

Burkina Faso qualified 4-3 on aggregate and will join 15 other countries at the biennial tournament, which Kenya will host from January 12 to February 4.

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  1. Ozbiliz de Papadupolus

    No apology ,our football is dead

  2. Sadat Umar-Nuhu

    Abonkele Black stars B.
    Songo go fire them moro

  3. Papa Yaw Gyekye

    Apologies for it obvious you have to resign.u have not been able to qualify us for two consecutive tournament so whats your use there.

  4. Selasi Kwame Aklade Alex

    Fire burn u and ur apology just resign finito

  5. Bra Quophy Darkoh

    Using penalty striker to lead your attack. ..abonkele coach

  6. Dapaa Ricardo

    Why should he apologized? Football is a game

  7. Kelvin Keelo Junior

    Thomas Abbey and Patrick Razak, two useless players. Tweaaaaa!!!!!

  8. Emmanuel Kumeh Wolo

    So Ghana didn’t even qualify and they were already preparing for the tournament ?

  9. Nathaniel Adansi

    Back bitting nkuaaa u dey do for black Star fraternity there

  10. meshack osae

    We #are not *#serious in #football

  11. Amen James Bramcweeks

    Apologies won’t solve the f*****n thing

  12. Fan Dango

    he has over stayed his welcome, he should be fired immediately

  13. John Baptist

    This is what they also know to say… Poor selection has given you guys good results.

  14. Emmanuel Lord Acquah

    Kwasea always want kotoko to dominate the black stars you people will not see victories until u become fair

  15. Annan Kreketu

    U left out the good ones the likes of justice blay u are now apologising.

  16. Stanza Bilal

    Next good players and stop dat corrupt life

  17. Isaac Donkoh

    They are doin Black stars b kotoko kotoko hahahah nice 1 vim paaaaaaaaaa

  18. Mesiah Zottor

    Apologizing for what? After using limping players? Mtcheeewwww

  19. Busumuru Baffour Awuah

    Apology for where massa he should give us a break

  20. Robo Cds

    Apology for what.After selecting an over hype striker who cannot score a goal during possesion play unless setpieces

  21. Bow Wizzie

    He is not serious what work does he do

  22. Ohene Solomon

    He should sorry himself.Bias coach

  23. Nart K Narteh

    He apologized for what,they will suffer everyday if they didn’t change their attitude

  24. Bob Wilson Wisdom

    We asked for qualification not apology so he should take his apology

  25. Owusu Casmir

    You should have resign by this time if you’re not there for your selfish interest.

  26. Nana Ofori Iyke

    Is not his fault but GFA look at fix league matches we a playing always referees determined the team who have to won a match, now kotoko & hearts are fighting for penalties to win a matches, they stop this league matches all because of to see how Tema youth & Olympics will survive all this things will lead as to poor performance in national teams

  27. prince o. mensah

    He should do the honourable thing and resign….simple

  28. ItzDaveFamouz

    Always favouring Kotoko players
    How do u expect to win with Kotoko players.
    If they go to Africa see how they perform.

  29. Roberto Tetteh

    We were lucky that we didn’t qualified us they would have gone there and spoiled Ghana money again without any trophy tell G,f a that Ghana football have spoil

  30. King Bongo

    Its not enough.#Resign or they should sack you

  31. Abdul Shafiu Bin Ali

    This is just the beginning they for prepare to apologise proper cause the proper B.Stars too will be the same.

  32. Francis Nkrumah

    3y3 asem ooooo Ghana football very poor paaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  33. Reuben Baagyen

    He must resign. He put the interest of kotoko first. He fits to b a club coach

  34. Richard Mensah

    He shd liv d team n go .nonsense

  35. Hon Lincoln

    Masa frgt urself wai, ur team was KOTOKO TEAM NOT GHANA BLACK STARS B OK.

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