Alexander Djiku: Fenerbache Star Apologises to Ghanaians After Early AFCON Exit

Alexander Djiku: Fenerbache Star Apologises to Ghanaians After Early AFCON Exit

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Fenerbache defender Alexander Djiku has reacted to Ghana's AFCON exit
  • Ghana were eliminated from AFCON after their draw against Mozambique
  • The Black Stars leave the tournament with only two points from two games

Ghana defender, Alexander Djiku has penned a heartfelt apology to Black Stars fans following the country's exit from the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage.

The Fenerbache centre-back was one of Ghana's best players at the tournament in Cote d'Ivoire despite the early elimination.

Ghana failed to progress from Group B after picking only two points from three games.

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Alexander Djiku disappointingly leaves the stadium after the defeat to Cape Verde. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars @SaddickAdams
Source: Twitter

On Monday in Ebimpe, the four-time African champions threw away a two-goal lead as Mozambique scored twice in extra time to hold the Black Stars, as reported by the BBC.

Djiku took to social media to express his disappointment while stating how grateful he is for the support of Ghanaians.

"Words will certainly not be enough to erase the disillusionment. We are disappointed and very sorry for our Ghanaian people that we have failed at this stage of the competition, but if you only knew how grateful we are to have been supported by you, our Ghanaian fans," he wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

The 29-year-old was Man of the Match as Ghana lost to Cape Verde before starring against Egypt and Mozambique.

Ghana crashed out of AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Mozambique scored two late goals to draw with Ghana in the final Group B game of the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d'Ivoire.

Jordan Ayew's brace at either side of half-time was cancelled by Geny Catamo and Reinildo Mandava as Ghana shared the spoils with Mozambique in Abidjan.

The Black Stars got off to a bright start after dominating the early exchanges, forcing the Mozambicans to make mistakes in their own half.

Asamoah Gyan reacts to Mozambique draw

Sports Brief also reported that Asamoah Gyan reacted curiously after Ghana's calamitous performance at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d'Ivoire.

The four-time African champions are on the brink of elimination from the tournament after conceding twice in injury time to draw 2-2 with Mozambique on Monday.

Ghana is now depending on results from some other group-stage games to determine if they will stay in Ivory Coast.

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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.