Stade Rennes Star Kamaldeen Sulemana Apologizes To Ghanaians After Early AFCON Exit

Stade Rennes Star Kamaldeen Sulemana Apologizes To Ghanaians After Early AFCON Exit

Lukman Mumuni
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Talented forward Kamaldeen Sulemana has joined the list of Black Stars players issuing an apology to Ghanaians
  • The Stade Rennes forward opened up on his first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in Cameroon
  • Kamaldeen Sulemana admitted he failed to meet expectations but has learnt a lot from his first major tournament with the national team

Kamaldeen Sulemana, a member of Ghana's team at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, has issued a sincere apology to Ghanaians after a disappointing campaign.

The Black Stars exited the tournament at finishing bottom of Group C, behind debutant Comoros, who earned a 3-2 victory over the West African powerhouse.

In a statement posted on Instagram, the Stade Rennes attacker wrote lessons have been learnt from the disastrous showing at AFCON 2021.

Kamaldeen Sulemana during AFCON 2021. SOURCE: Instagram/ kamaldeenho10
Kamaldeen Sulemana pens apology to Ghanaians. SOURCE: Instagram/ kamaldeenho10
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"My first dance at AFCON started on the wrong foot with performances as a team beyond embarrassing but very grateful for my debut in this prestigious tournament. A very tough experience with so many learning curves. Things didn’t go as planned and we have ourselves to blame as a team," wrote the winger.
"Sincere apologies Ghana. No excuse or apology is enough for Ghana deserves better. Giving up is never an option , we will be back and I mean we will back," added the 19-year-old.

Kamaldeen Sulemana was one of the players tipped to glow at the tournament following his electrifying form in the French Ligue 1 this season.

However, the youngster failed to match the expectations as the team in general performed poorly.

Suelamana moved to France to join Stade Rennais from FC Nordsjaelland in the summer transfer, and has since been a revelation for the Red and Blacks.

Kamaldeen Sulemana pops up on the radar of Liverpool

Earlier, reported that, highly-rated Ghanaian footballer, Kamaldeen Sulemana, could be on his way to Liverpool in the next transfer window, according to reports in the UK.

The talented 19-year-old forward has attracted interest from the Reds following his explosive start to life in the French Ligue 1 with Stade Rennes.

According to The Athletic, Liverpool want the Ghanaian as plans begin for life after Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Firminio.

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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.