AFCON 2021: 'We wont give up' - Ghana star Thomas Partey reacts after Morocco defeat

AFCON 2021: 'We wont give up' - Ghana star Thomas Partey reacts after Morocco defeat

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Ghana and Arsenal star Thomas Partey has finally reacted after Ghana's defeat to Morocco on Monday night
  • The Black Stars succumbed to a Sofiane Boufal goal right in front of the Arsenal star with seven minutes remaining
  • The four times African champions will next play the Panthers of Gabon on Friday, January 14

Deputy Black Stars captain, Thomas Partey says the Black Stars will bounce back from their opening day defeat to Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana lost to Morocco narrowly at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo following an 83rd minute goal from Sofiane Boufal.

In a post on Facebook, the Arsenal star expressed disappointment in the defeat and adds the team wont give up on their dreams of winning AFCON.

"Not the result we wanted but we won’t give up," he wrote.

Thomas Partey could have stop Boufal from scoring as he was closest to the former Southampton player before he powered home the winner for Morocco.

The Black Stars will now have to switch their attention to the next game against Gabon on Friday before the final group game against Comoros Island next Tuesday.

The four times African champions are hoping to end a 40-year wait for the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Cameroon this year.

Ghana captain Andre Ayew confident of progress

Earlier, reported that, captain of Ghana's senior national football team, Andre Ayew has admitted not feeling well days before the opening Group C game against Morocco at the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Al Sadd star revealed he had to force himself to feature against the North Africans because his teammates needed his leadership on the pitch.

However, that did not work as a late Sofiane Boufal goal sunk the Black Stars at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Cameroon. And despite the defeat, Ayew in a post match interview stated how confident he is the team will qualify to the next round.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.