Mixed reactions over Black Stars’ 5-1 victory over Qatar
It seems the senior national team, Black Stars has a lot to prove to earn back the confidence of many Ghanaian football fans as they remain unimpressed despite a resounding 5-1 victory over Qatar.
The Ghana Football Association led by Kurt Okraku recently launched a passion-igniting campaign for the national teams dubbed #BringBackTheLove, aimed at rallying support for the Black Stars as they seek to redeem themselves after their disappointing Afcon 2019 campaign in Egypt.
The team as well as the coach Akonnor on social media were subjected to heavy criticism after they lost 3-0 to their African counterparts Mali.
Under normal circumstances, a victory should be enough to make Ghanaians more positive about the team but it appears the sense of pessimism still exists.
Reactions to the 5-1 victory over Qatar has been mixed with some Ghanaians praising them for bouncing back from the defeat against Mali, while others say that Qatar was always going to be a walkover.
Despite the varied views, the likes of Akonnor, Partey, and Samuel Owusu were praised for putting up impressive displays. Akonnor was commended for altering the approach and selection and also adopting a tactic quite different from the usual 4:4:2 the team is known for.
Below are some comments from social media