Sports News of Thursday, 14 December 2017
President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has admitted that he is gutted at the nation’s failure to make the 2018 World Cup in Russia and miss the World Cup for the first time since it first qualified in 2006.
Ghana finished third in Group E with 7 points and lost out to Egypt who got the ticket and will represent Africa in Group A of the World Cup with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.
The nation’s ability to make the Mundial ends a run of three straight tournaments and Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed his displeasure at the latest development.
“Going to the World Cup has become part and parcel of our lives and so, for me, it is an anticlimax.
It is a big disappointment to me as a person and for me as the head of the football association, I think that it is not encouraging at all that we will not be able to respond to the roll call of the world’s biggest footballing nations in Russia.
But we cannot do anything about it now. We just have to put the past behind us and go back to the drawing board. We have to restrategise and look forward to 2022 and ensure that we do not miss the boat the next time.”
Ghana had a poor qualifying campaign recording only own win (a 5-1 win away to Congo Brazzaville), four draws, and a loss.