Daniel Amartey apologizes to Ghanaians after setting poor record at AFCON

Daniel Amartey apologizes to Ghanaians after setting poor record at AFCON

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
In this article:
CAF Africa Cup of Nations logo
Daniel Amartey logo
D. Amartey
Besiktas JK logoDGhana logo
  • Black Stars defender Daniel Amartey has apologized to fans of the national team for their abysmal performance at AFCON
  • The Leicester City star took to Instagram to ask for forgiveness from Ghanaians following an unwanted record set in Cameroon
  • The Black Stars were booted out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stages for the first time since 2006

Daniel Amartey has joined the bandwagon of Black Stars players issuing apology to Ghanaians after a shambolic Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The four times African champions exited the competition at the group stages, and in the process the team became the worse ever Ghana team at AFCON after failing to win a game.

Amartey, who is revered by Ghanaians, took to his Instagram story to ask for forgiveness from aggrieved Ghana fans.

Daniel Amartey during AFCON 2021. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
Daniel Amartey apologizes to Ghanaians after setting poor record at AFCON. SOURCE: Twitter/ @GhanaBlackstars
Source: Twitter
"I don't even know where to start and I don't know how to put words into how I am feeling at the exact time," he started.
"There were expectations placed on us when we left for AFCON. We failed Ghana and fans across the World with poor results.
"I will be one of the first to own and admit we let Ghana down. A bad record was set and I profusely say sorry to all Ghanaians. As a member of the team, I know how my other colleagues feel at this moment. We are sad and hurt but we know Ghanaians are hurt more.
"I have just settled back into club football and I will continue to work harder for the Ghana shirt. Sweat and bleed for the nation Ghana. Together we will win again. God bless you all."

Despite Ghana's poor AFCON, Daniel Amartey was one of the players to give his all for the country.

He returned to Leicester last week and played the entire duration as the Foxes were held by Brighton.

Arsenal star Thomas Partey apologizes to Ghanaians

Earlier, SportsBrief.com reported that, deputy captain of the Black Stars, Thomas Partey has worded what appears to be an apology letter to Ghanaians and fans of Arsenal following his nightmarish week.

Partey was part of Ghana's worst AFCON team, following the Black Stars' first round elimination at the tournament in Cameroon, and things got worse when he was red carded just 15 minutes after he was introduced in the Caraboa Cup game against Liverpool.

The 28-year-old took to Instagram to express his disappointment and has promised to come back better.

Lukman Mumuni photo
Lukman Mumuni
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.