CHAN 2022: Ghana Coach Annor Walker Reacts to Comeback Win against Sudan
- Black Galaxies coach Annor Walker has shared his excitement after Ghana beat Sudan
- The Black Galaxies rallied from a goal down to thump Sudan 3-1 in Constantine
- Ghana are set to make it to the second round of the tournament after an impressive win
Black Galaxies coach, Annor Walker has praised the character of his team after a sensational comeback victory against Sudan in the second Group C game at the CHAN tournament.
Ghana was pegged down early in the game after Sudan took the lead through Al Gozoli Hussein Mohammed.
However, a spirited second half performance saw Ghana end the game 3-1 victors, with goals from Hearts of Oak's trio Konadu Yiadom, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Suraj Seidu.
According to Walker, he had to psych his players who were down after conceding first.
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"I am very happy for the win. It's a win for the team for Ghana and for all Ghanaians. Thank you to all Ghanaians and thank you to everyone who supported Ghana," he said at a post-match presser.
"My players looked surprised after conceding the goal. When I got the opportunity to talk to them, I psyched them up and let them know it’s not over yet. I told them we can really make it and I made them know it's not over until it is all over," he added.
"We knew we don't have supporters here and we wouldn’t get much support at the stadium. We relied on ourselves to fight to survive. We saw the fans shouting in support of Sudan and we knew we had to fight for ourselves and that's what made us successful."
The Black Galaxies will have to wait for the final group game between Sudan and Madagascar to know their position in Group C.
The group became incomplete after Morocco decided to pull out of the tournament just a day before the start of the competition.
Black Galaxies beat Sudan
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Black Galaxies of Ghana recovered from their opening day defeat at the CHAN tournament in Algeria to beat Sudan 3-1 in their second Group C game.
Despite conceding first, Ghana responded through Hearts of Oak defender Konadu Yiadom before teammates Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Suraj Seidu sealed victory in the second half.
The game littered with VAR decisions saw a third goal from the Black Galaxies ruled out for offside before Barnieh was sent off.
Source: Sports Brief News