Ghana’s Black Stars lost their opening Group C game against the Teranga Lion of Senegal at the on-going AFCON 2015 in Equatorial Guinea on Monday.
The Stars took an early lead through a Dede Ayew penalty before the Lions of Teranga came back with goals from Stoke City striker Mame Diouf and Moussa Sow.
In a post-match interview, Ghana coach Avram Grant said the defeat was very disappointing.
“It was very disappointing because we did everything to win the game… they scored from high balls. It was difficult to compete against them in the high balls. We lost the battle in the air.”
“It was difficult for us to compete, but the players did well and this is the reason why we scored the first goal. It was a difficult match for us. We were playing against experienced and very physical players.”
“When we played the ball along the ground it was good. We opened the scoring and had good chances.
“We don’t want this result that has happened but I’m sure as you saw the players showed good mentality and we hope it will be the same next game. But we knew that if we lost nothing would be decided.”
Ghana will lock horns with Algeria on defeated South Africa 3-1 on Friday.