Turmoil for Ghana as National Team Bus Attacked Amid AFCON Disappointment, Slim Hope Remains for Qualification


Disappointment boiled over into anger last night in Ivory Coast as the Ghana national team bus was attacked by fans following their 2-2 draw with Mozambique that could result in Ghana’s elimination from AFCON. This came after a tournament in which the Black Stars failed to secure a single victory, despite Jordan Ayew’s valiant effort scoring both penalties in their final match.

Coach Chris Hughton took full responsibility for the lackluster performance, stating, “My results with the Black Stars have not been good enough.” However, a glimmer of hope remains for Ghana to claw their way back into the competition.

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Mathematically, Ghana still have a chance to qualify as one of the best third-placed teams. This hinge’s on a specific set of outcomes in the final games of Groups C and F:

  • Group C: A draw between Cameroon and Gambia
  • Group F: A loss for Zambia and either a loss or draw for Tanzania

If these scenarios play out, Ghana could sneak through as one of the three best third-placed teams. Of course, relying on other teams’ outcomes is a precarious position, but it’s the lifeline Ghana clings to after a turbulent tournament.

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While the bus attack highlights the raw emotions and passionate expectations Ghanaian fans have for their national team, it’s important to remember that the Black Stars aren’t entirely out of the picture yet. There’s still a flicker of hope, a path, however narrow, that could lead them to the next stage. Regardless of the final outcome, Ghana’s performance in this AFCON serves as a stark reminder of the work needed to bring back the glory days of Ghanaian football.

Join the discussion! Where do you think Ghana’s AFCON journey is headed? Do you think they can qualify as one of the best third-placed teams? Share your thoughts in the comments below!