Dr. Tony Aubynn, a member of the Ghana Football Association’s [GFA] Executive Council, claims that the Black Stars’ exclusion from the ongoing 2022 World Cup in Qatar is not a cause for humiliation.
Ghana, who was competing in the world championship for the fourth time, was wrecked twice during the group stage.
The Black Stars needed a draw to advance to the next round of the competition after losing to Portugal and beating South Korea 3-2.
The four-time African champions, however, lost 2-0 and finished last in Group H with three points.
Dr. Aubynn claimed in an interview that even former champions Germany and Uruguay had left the World Cup, and that Ghana’s elimination is, therefore, not surprising.
“We are out of the World Cup because it’s football, football is an unpredictable game, our players were determined to achieve the set target, likewise other teams were also determined,” he told Kumasi-based Akoma FM.
“On that particular day, things didn’t go as we had hoped, but that’s football for you. However, despite the fact that it is sad for all Ghanaians, Germany and Uruguay, the competition’s former champions, also left with us.
“Ghana was the underdog to win the competition before the competition. I don’t believe the team did themselves any disservice at all; many fans from other nations were impressed with our performance and thought the future was promising,” he continued.
Otto Addo, the coach for Ghana, has also left his position.