Head coach of Ghana Charles Akonnor has admitted that their Sudanese counterparts were more determined and hungrier to succeed in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match than his team on Tuesday afternoon in Omdurman.
The Falcons of Jediane stunned the Black with a 1-0 in the 92nd minute to delay Ghana’s qualification for the competition that will be hosted in Cameroon.
Speaking after the match, Akonnor said conditions were not favourable for his side but admitted they were second best at the Al Hilal stadium.
“The players fought under uncomfortable conditions like the weather and the Sudanese tried to frustrate us before the game and I appreciate the players’ effort.
“The Sudanese players were hungrier than us. We will learn from the mistakes we did today and we’ll do well against South Africa and São Tomé and qualify,” Akonnor said.
Ghana stay on nine points in Group C level with South Africa as Sudan move to six points with all three still looking for a place at the finals.
The other team in the group are Sao Tome, who are yet to win a single point after their 4-2 loss to South Africa on Monday.
Ghana need to avoid defeat in remaining games against South Africa (away) and Sao Tome (home) to secure qualification to Afcon for ninth straight time.