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Grant: One mistake cost us

2017-01-26 13:06
Avram Grant (Gallo Images)

Port Gentil - Ghana head coach Avram Grant has expressed his displeasure on the manner his side lost their final Group D clash to eventual group winners Egypt on Wednesday.

A solitary strike from Mohamed Salah secured a 1-0 win for the Pharaohs over the Black Stars in a Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) encounter at the Stade de Port-Gentil.

Grant believes that the West African giants lost the game by conceding a set-piece in a dangerous area.

However, the 55-year-old tactician praised his side for their second-half showing despite their failure to level matters.

"It's so sad because one mistake you commit can decide the game," Grant told reporters in a post-match press conference.

"And we made a mistake by conceding that free-kick and they scored and won.

"It was a fantastic free-kick and worthy to win any match but in the second-half we did much better though we unfortunately failed to score.

"We showed great team spirit and unity despite resting some key players. But overall it was a good game of football."

Ghana will face the Democratic Republic of Congo in the quarter-final of the continental showpiece at the Stade de d’Oyem on Sunday.

While Egypt will square-off for a semi-final berth against Morocco on Sunday.

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