The Black Stars failed to get back to winning ways when they drew 2-2 with the Pharaohs on Thursday despite taking the lead twice.
Chris Hughton talks about calculations needed for Ghana to reach AFCON knockout stage
Ghana coach Chris Hughton has said the only calculation needed for his side to avoid exiting the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) at the group stage is to win their last group game against Mozambique.
Hughton’s side put up a much better performance compared to their opening-day defeat to Cape Verde but were undone by defensive mistakes.
West Ham star Mohammed Kudus scored twice but mistakes at the back by Inaki Williams and Osman Bukari allowed Egypt to tie the game.
Speaking at the post-match press conference, Hughton said no calculation would suffice except for winning against Mozambique in their last group game.
“The calculations are already made, we need a victory to pursue our dream and I know we are capable of it,” Hughton said, as quoted by Citisports.
Meanwhile, Gospel musician and preacher Sonnie Badu has showered praise on Kudus, describing him as the next Abedi Pele.
“I blame the coach, he did not read into the game well. Inaki did excellent. He passed the ball to Professor but Professor was not alert enough,” he said in a video posted on social media.
“Mohammed Kudus is the next Abedi Pele. All his show-off is worth it, now he’s proven that he’s the starboy. Kudus is the next Abedi Pele. Hats off to him. He’s excellent.”
Ghana will face Mozambique in their last group game on Monday.
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