Playing in the semifinal of the AFCON is not an achievement – Nyantakyi



The president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi is convinced qualifying for the semifinals stage in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nation is not an achievement for the country.

The Black Stars ended DR Congo’s dreams of playing in the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon by defeating them 2:1 in Oyem.

Jordan Ayew broke the deadlock on the 63rd but M’Poku cancelled the Black Stars lead on 68th minute. Andre Ayew who captained the team restored the Black Stars after converting a penalty after Christian Atsu was brought down in the eighteen yard box of the Congolese.

After cementing their name in the semifinals of the tournament the GFA boss believes it is nothing to brag about.

“I am happy as a Ghanaian that we have qualified from the quarter finals to the semifinals.” He told Asempa FM.

“It is not an achievement to play in the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations. From 2008, Ghana has been consistently consistent in reaching the semifinals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

“I will say that this is really not an achievement for us. We need to go beyond that and win and even winning the sliver is not an achievement for Ghana.

“But I believe we have to credit where it is due, we have to thank the coaches, the technical team, the players and everyone for the respective roles that they played.

“The match against Congo was full of tactics and it wasn’t just players running on the field but the players played according to tactical plan and instructions and I have to pay tribute to the players for playing according to instructions.” He added.

The Black Stars will play Cameroon in the semifinals of the competition on Thursday.

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