Afcon 2017: We Played in a Clever Way to Win, Says Grant

Ghana’s Black Stars became the third team to pick a win in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations. Five stalemates have been recorded this far!

Despite his players not performing at their expected individual levels, erectile Coach Avram Grant says that the win was all that matters.

“I’m happy with the three points,” he says adding that, “We could have played better but winning is the most important in tournaments like this. We had to take on the pressure in the second half but at the end of the day I am happy.”

Christian Atsu was named the man of the match for his role in unlocking the Cranes defense especially from his right wing but often, his efforts went into waste.

Black Stars gradually slowed down their tempo in the second half. They looked worn out.

“Uganda is a very tough team and playing against them is never easy. They covered very many spaces. We got a few chances but we won.

“The second game will be different but there are no easy games in this tournament. In the second half we were a bit fatigued and the players wanted to keep the three points, and we played in a clever way to win the game.”

The Stars lead group D after the win. They face Mali on Saturday in the second match day.


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