Black Stars Unperturbed

Ghana Midfielder, Christian Atsu has said the Black stars are content with the one point earned in their Orange Africa Cup of nations (Morocco 2015) qualifier at the Baba Yara stadium on Saturday.

The Black Stars came from behind to pick a point off the Cranes through a 50th minute penalty converted by Andre Ayew after an Abdul Majeed Waris tumble in the visitor’s box.

Atsu told Cafonline.com in a postmatch interview that “we are not disappointed with the draw. We just started the qualifiers and for me, the last game is far more important than the start.We hope that things well get better.”

The Everton midfielder added: “Uganda came with a strategy and they packed a lot of midfield players which made it difficult for us to break through.

“We created a lot of chances in the first half and we could not score but like I said before, things will get better”.

The first threatening chance at goal for the Black Stars saw Atsu square one to Jeffrey Schlupp deep into the Cranes box that run wasted in the first half.

The Black Stars played to a hostile crowed after their own supporters turned on them in what appeared to be a revenge for the team’s embarrassing campaign at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

And the Englandbased midfielder reckons it worked against their tide.

“We need the fans. We apologise to them that things went wrong in Brazil. We are hoping that it will not continue like this. If they want the country to move forward, they should not look at what happened in Brazil but look at the future and make it better.”

Ghana would be on the road to Lome where they play Togo in their second game on Wednesday.

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