Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ghana Disappoints

That Ghana dropped two points against Australia, despite playing almost an hour with a numerical advantage, is disappointing. It may not have changed the situation much for the Black Stars. They probably would have had to get a point from their last game against Germany if they had beaten the Aussies. What's more worrying is the poor performance. This was a shoddy game in which Ghana looked nothing like the composed side that methodically picked Serbia apart. The Black Stars had 22 shots, but a large chunk of them were potshots from 35 yards out. It was Australia that crated the more dangerous chances. Again and again the first touch eluded the Ghanaian players, and the defending was panicky at times. It showed that they had two 20-year-olds starting in central defense. That will be a major worry against a German side that will look to get back to winning ways after the upset loss to Serbia. It's looking increasingly bleak for African teams.

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