Sports News of Monday, 17 July 2017
AshantiGold manager, Charles Akonnor has expressed discontent following the Miners first defeat in the second round of the Ghana Premier League season at the hands of rejuvenated Elmina Sharks.
The former Ghana international saw Ashgold’s winning run halted by Elmina Sharks despite having the lion’s share of possession and creating a plethora of decent opportunities in the game played at the Len clay stadium.
Ashgold went into the clash having won their last five matches and with the momentum on their side won an early penalty but Richard Ocran missed as Sharks capitalized, scoring two through Eric Osei and Benjamin Tweneboah to secure the 2-1 victory.
“I am a little bit disappointed by the way we played not because we lost but the way and manner we played it, we were slow and tactically we were not discipline and a lot of things went wrong for us,” he said after the game.
“Defensively we didn’t do well at all and in the middle we were weak, we showed a lot of weakness today but we have to accept that, these guys took us by surprise.
“They were very discipline, they were very defensive and the only way we could attack them was to go through the wings and I kept saying it was difficult.
“Congratulations to them (Sharks). We have to go back to the drawing board.” Ashanti Gold are 13th on the League table and are still battling to escape relegation with seven matches to the end of the season.