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.

Read more on:    afcon 2017  |  avram grant  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.