Ghanaians hail Daniel Kofi-Kyereh and Alexander Djiku for patriotic performance despite AFCON exit

Ghanaians hail Daniel Kofi-Kyereh and Alexander Djiku for patriotic performance despite AFCON exit

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Fans of the Black Stars have applauded duo Daniel Kofi-Kyereh and Alexander Djiku for their impressive AFCON display
  • The Black Stars exited the Africa Cup of Nations after defeat to Comoros Island on Tuesday evening in Garoua
  • Ghana picked just a point in three games to mark a disastrous outing at the tournament in Cameroon

Despite Ghana's shambolic performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, Daniel Kofi-Kyereh and Alexander Djiku have received positive reviews for giving their hearts out at the tournament.

The Black Stars' disastrous AFCON campaign came to an end after defeat to the Comoros Island in their final group C game on Tuesday night in Garoua.

However, supporters of the Black Stars took to social media to applaud the duo, who grew up in Europe.

Black Stars duo Alexander Djiku and Daniel Kofi Kyereh. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
Ghanaians hail Daniel Kofi-Kyereh and Alexander Djiku for patriotic performance despite AFCON exit. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter
"The whole team, e be only Kofi Kyereh Wey ball for this AFCON inside," wrote Olele Salvador.
"No other Ghanaian player had more tackles, interceptions and recoveries combined than Alexander Djiku and Daniel-Kofi Kyereh (24) this afcon," added Owuraku Ampofo.
"Look at Kofi Kyereh's reaction when he was called to play for Ghana. These are the players we need in the Black Stars. He is a very proud Ghanaian. No weapon formed against you shall prosper Black Stars," wrote Virgin Blogger.
"Kofi Kyereh just need a touch of Sulley Muntari and he will be one of Black Stars best kick takers. Young champ just need some good mentoring," wrote Sweet Israel.
"The only positives from this current team is Djiku, Daniel Amartey and Kofi Kyereh. As for the Ayew brothers, only Dede Ayew should get a call up in our next game. Jordan isn’t a goal scorer so it makes no sense in demanding goals from him," added Evans.
"Alexander Djiku, Daniel Kyere...the players we thought wouldn’t play with their hearts having joined the Stars only because of their linage and parental affiliation rather turned out to be our best players....," wrote Frank Darkwah.

South Africans delighted by Ghana's AFCON exit

Earlier, reported that, football fans in South Africa are mocking the Black Stars of Ghana following their group stage exit from the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The four times African champions were eliminated from the tournament after a 3-2 defeat to debutants Comoros Island on Tuesday night in Garoua.

The result left fans of the Bafana Bafana happy, with many taking to social media to express their happiness. Read more:

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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.