Poor COSAFA Cup Outing Disturbs Ghana Coach …As Malawi Sends S’Africa Out

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Local Black Stars coach
Maxwell Konadu has admitted that there is more room for improvement after his side’s humiliating campaign at the COSAFA Cup competition.
The Ghanaians suffered a shattering 3-0 defeat against Zambia on Wednesday  which followed their surprised 2-1 reverse against Madagascar on Monday to exit the competition.
Ghana was favorite to land the coveted trophy but were given a reality check by both Madagascar and Zambia to crash out, shipping in 5 goals and scoring only once.
Having placed second in the last edition of the CHAN competition held in South Africa Maxwell Konadu admits the level in his side has dropped and requires extra work to reach the desired level.
“We are a disappointed by the score-line but that is football for you,” Konadu told Supersport TV in a post-match interview.
“We have to do a lot of work to ensure that we are able to qualify for the next CHAN competition.”
Meanwhile, Malawi will face Zambia in the COSAFA Cup plate final after knocking out South Africa 5-4 on penalties after Wednesday’s goalless draw.
Neither side was able to find a way through in frustrating 90 minutes in Rustenberg.
South Africa posed more of a threat but Motjeka Modisha and Tlou Segolela both wasted chances.
After little drama in regulation time, the game finally had some excitement as the penalty shootout saw both teams convert four of their five penalties.
Robin Ngalande made no mistake with Malawi’s sixth attempt, but Siyabonga Nhlapo could not level things up as he saw his effort saved by goalkeeper McDonald Harawa.
Zambia had earlier booked their spot in the final after they defeated Ghana 3-0.

Action between Ghana and Zambia at the COSAFA Cup on Wednesday
Action between Ghana and Zambia at the COSAFA Cup on Wednesday