Sports News of Thursday, 26 January 2017
FC Liefering winger Samuel Tetteh says he is happy the chance to play in the African Nations Cup despite Ghana’s failure to beat Egypt in the final Group D game of the tournament.
Tetteh was one of four changes effected by Avram Grant for the match in which was to decide which team would top the group and stay in Port Gentil and which team would travel to Oyem for the quarter final against DR Congo on Sunday.
Tetteh said to journalists after the match that he was grateful for the chance in the continent’s biggest footballing competition.
“I am very happy at the chance and I will say that I did well on the field even though we did not get the result we wanted. I did not expect the chance to play. I have always yearned for the chance to prove myself and today, that dream came true.”
Tetteh was substituted in the second half and was replaced by another debutant Bernard Terkpetey in a bid to get Ghana the equaliser after conceding a Mohammed Salah free kick in the 10th minute of the game. Tetteh admitted that the game was tough for he and his team mates but added that the next game against DR Congo was their next target.
“In football, there will be difficult games and you will not get things your way all the time. We came with a winning mentality but we could not get what we wanted but we will do all we can to win the next game.”